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INDEXES 



DOCUMENTS - 



RELATIVE TO 
DURING THE COLONIAL EXISTENCE OF SAID STATE . 

NOW ON FILE IN THE OFFICES OF THE BOARD OF TRADE AND STATE PAPER OFFICES IN LONDON : 

TRANSMITTED IN 1827: 



BY MR. GALLATIN, THEN THE AMERICAN MINISTER IN LONDON, AND NOW PCBLISHED 
BY RESOLUTION OP THE LEGISLATURE OF 1842-43: 



UNDER THE DIRECTION OP THE 



RALEIGH: 

T. LOWNG, PEINTER — OFFICE OF " THE INDEPENDENT. " 

1843. 



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EXPLANATORY NOTES. 



The General xisseinbly at its Sct-sioa of 1820-27, passed ilir iollowing- 
Resolution : 

^^ Resolved />)/ the SenMc and House of Commons of the GcDcral Assembl]/ 
of North Crtro/iwrt, That his Excellency the Governor of the State be requested 
to make arespectful applicationto the British Government for liberty to procure 
for theuse ofthe State, from the office of the Boardof Trade and Plantations in 
London, copies of such papers and documents as relate to the Colonial history 
of North Carolina. 

Resolved further, That the application aforesaid be made through the 
American Minister iir London, and that he be rei^uested to lend his aid to car- 
ry the foregoing resolution into efTect, and to obtain for such agent who may 
be employed in this service the necessary facilities of procuiing such copies." 

Under this resolution Gov^crnor Burton in February 1827, addressed a 
letter to Mr. Gallatin then our Minister in London, who very promptly look 
the steps necessary to carry into eflect the object in view, and it was fovmd 
that there were two ofiices in England where papers relative to Colonial 
transactions were deposited, under the^ superintendance of the Secretary of 
State for the Home Department. These oflices jreparcd the Copy of the In- 
dexes to the records which was forwarded by Mr. Gallatin to LJovernor 
Burton under date 25th August 1827. 

This copy was ordered by the last Legislature by a resolution ratified 

26th January 1843, to be printed under the authority of the Treasurer of the 

State. By it it will be seen that much valuable information connecu d with 

the Colonial history of North Carolina, lies buried in the olllcial mass of 

documents in England that have never yet seen the liglit. When this shall 

be procured and published, the reproach will then no longer rest on our Stale 

that one ofthe ablest historians ofthe age has been compelled to cast upon her, 

that "so carelessly has the history of North Carolina been written that tht; 

name, the merits and the end ofthe first Ctovernor are not known." 

TREASUT.Y DErART.MKNT OF N. G, } JOHN H, WHEELEK, 

June 181o. *) Pu'^lir Trcisurvr. 




CORRESPONDEINCE, 



MR. GALLATIN TO GOVERNOR BURTON. 

London, 25th Avgust, 1827. 

Sir: Iliad the honor to receive your Excellency's letter of 19th 
April Uist, enclosing a copy of the Resolution of the General Assembly 
of North Carolina of February 9th, and requesting me to apply to the 
British Government for liberty to procure, for the use of the State, from 
the Office of the Board of Trade, copies of such documents as relate to 
the Colonial history of North Carolina. 

I lost no time in taking the steps necessary to carry into effect tho 
object in view, and found, on enquiry, that there were two Offices, 
where papers relative to Colonial transactions were deposited, viz. that 
of the Board of Trade, and the -'State Taper Office," which is the 
common place of deposit for the Archives rf the Home, Foreign and 
Colonial departments, and is under tlie superintendence of the Secre- 
tary of State lor the Home department. 

Application was accordingly made, officially, to the Foreign Office, 
and at the same lime to the Departments themselves that had tlie con- 
trol over the papers. And I am happy to say, that I met, in every 
quarter, the most liberal disposition to grant the request and to afford 
the necessary facilities of procuring the copies asked for. 

Assurances were received of the readiness of the Lords of the 
Board of Trade to accede to the wishes of the General Assembly of 
the State. ^Vith a view to that objec^, a copy of the Indexes to the 
Records, as had reference to the Province of North Carolina, was pre- 
pared, in order that the documents of which copies should be wanted 
might be pointed out. And their Lordships will give directions 
accordingly, whenever they shall have received the necessary infor- 
mation. Copies of the letter of the Secretary of the Board and of the 
Index (Nos. 1 and 2) are herewith transmitted. There will be found 
amongst the Records of the Board, under the heads of "Carolina" and 
•'Properties," document:-, of a date prior to the year 1729, that relate 



CORRESPONDEN'CE. 



to North Carolina and arc not included in (he Index. I have no 
doubt that copies of these will also be obtained : but the selection will 
require some time and must be left to the Agent. 

Lord Dudley, principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 
informed me that directions would be given to the keeper of State 
papers to permit an authorized Agent to take copies of any of the 
documents mentioned in a list which he enclosed. Copies of ins letter 
and of the list (Nos. 3 and 4) are also transmitted. 

This communication has been delayed some time, in order to have 
copies taken of the Index, list and correspondence. They are de- 
posited in the Archives of this Legation, and will not be forwarded as 
duplicates, unless those now sent should miscarry ; as it may be con- 
venient to have them here, in case the State should, instead of sending 
an Agent, think it sufficient to request the Minister of the United States 
for the time being at this place, to obtain copies of the documents 
wanted. This I mention only in case the expense should be an 
object ; for the work will probably be more completely executed under 
the superintendence of a person appointed for tliat special purpose. 
It must of course be understood that, in any case, the expense of clerk 
hire for taking the copies must be defrayed by the State. 
I iiavc the honor to be, 
With great respect. 

Sir, your Excellency's 

Most obedient servant, 
His Excellency ALBERT GALLATIN. 

H. G. Burton, 

Governor of North Carolina. 



SECRETARY OF BOARD OF TRADE TO MR. GALLATIN. 

Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade. 
Whitehall, li th July, 1827. 
Sir: The Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, 
having had under their consideration the copy of a Resolution of the 



CORllKSPONDEN'CE. 



State of North Carolina, (inclosed in your note to the Uight Hon'ble 
Wm. Huskisson, of the lOth June,) requesting that application may be 
made to this Board lor copies of such papers and documents as relate 
to the Colonial History of North Carolina ; I am directed to convey to 
you, the assurance of their Lordsiiips' readiness to accede to the wishes 
of the Assembly. And with a view to this object, I have the honor 
herewith to transmit, by their Lordships' directions, a copy of such 
portions of the Indexes to the Records in this Office, as have reference 
to the Province of North Carolina, in order tliat an opportunity mny 
thereby be aflbrded to the Assemloly, of pointing out those documenis 
of which they may wish to receive copies. And I am to add, tliat, 
whenever their Lordsiiips shall have received the necessary infor- 
mation on this head, they will give directions accordingly. 
I have the honor to be, 

With great respect, Sir, 
Your most obedient, 
Humble servant, 
(Signed) THOMAS LACKE. 

Albert Gallatin, Esq're, 

&.C. (fcc. <k-c. 



LORD DUDLEY TO JMR. GALLATIN. 

ForeiffH Office. 

August 2d, 1827. 

Sir : 1 have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of 
tlie lllli of June, containing a recjuest on the part of the Governor of 
North Carolina that an Agent of that State might be allowed to pro- 
cure copies, from the proper Office in London, of such papers as relate 
to the Colonial history of North Carolina. 

I lost no time in referring your application to the proper Depart- 
ments, and beg leave to acquaint you, in answer tfiereto, that direc- 
tions will be given to the keeper of the State Papers to permit an 
authorized Agent on the part of the American Government to have 



CORRESPONDENCE. 



access tn, and take copies of any of the clociiinents mentioned in the 
list which I have the honor lierewith to inclose. 

Such pjipers hearing npon this snhject as are in the cnstody of the 
Board of Trade are not inclndcd in this list, ns i am informed that Mr. 
Grant, the Vice President of that Board, has already comninnicated 
directly with you upon the subject of them. 

1 have the honor to be, 

\yith high consideration. 

Sir, your most obedient, 

Humble servant, 
(Signed) DUDLEY. 

Albert Gali.atix, Esq're, 

etc. (fcc. &.C. 



LIST OF BOOKS AND PAPERS 

IN HIS majesty's state PAPER OFFICE, RELATIVE TO 

NORTH CAROLIXA. 



1G63. 
OCTOBER 

Warrant Bool 
Vol. 5, p. 16. 



29. 



1712. 

JANUARY 4. 
Trade Papers. 
Vol. 26, No. 1. 



1715. 

JULY 19. 

Trade Papers, 

Vol. 27, No. 42. 

1715. 

JULY 2. 

Trade Papers, 

Vol. 27, No. 51. 

1720. 

NOV. 17. 

Trade Papers, 

Vol, 30, No. 41, 



1725. 

MARCH 2. 

Trade Papers, 

Vol. 33, No. 6. 



1727. 

NOV. 27. 

Trade Papers 

Vol. 34, No. 15, 



1732. 



Warrant to liOrd Willoughby not to refuse permission 
to any free persons to leave any of the Islands under his 
government to settle in Carohna which liad been granted 
to Lord Clarendon, the Duke of Albemarle, and others. 

Letter from the Board of Trade to l,ord Dartmouth 
transmitting a draft of Instruction, for Her Majesty's sig- 
nature to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina on the ap- 
pointment of a new Governor. 

Report of the Board of Trade upon the necessity of 
sending troops to Carolina in consequence of the inva- 
sion and commencement of hostilities by the Indians. 

Letter from Brigadier Hunter to \Vm. Popple, Esq're, 
relative to the Indian war in Carolina. 

Letters from the Board of Trade to Mr. Secretary 
Cra^-ofs, enclosing extracts of Letters from Carolina, rela- 

DC* ' C* 

tive to complaints against the Spaniards. 

Letter from the Board of Trade to the Duke of New- 
castle, enclosing the recommendation of Sir Richard 
Everard to be the Governor of North Carolina by the 
Lords Proprietors there. 

Letter from Mr. Nicholson to the Board of Trade, 
relative to a Fort built on the Alatahana River in Caro- 
lina, 

Letter from the Board of Trade to the Duke of New- 
castle, enclosing an extract of a letter from Captn. Ben- 



8 



LI3T OF BOOKS AND PAPERS, &-C. 



niiiCTton, Governol- of North Cftrolina, informing them of 
his apprehensions of an attack from the Indians of >South 
Carohna. 

Letter from the Board of Trade to the DulvC of New- 
castle, transmitting; drafts of general Instructions which 
relate to trade and navigation, for Gabriel Johnston, 
Esq're, lately appointed Governor of North Carolina. 

Letter from the Board of Trade to the Duke of New- 
castle, enclosing their report and tlie extract of a repre- 
sentation relative to the settlement of Carolina. 

Letter from the Board of Trade to the Duke of Bed- 
ford, informing him of the receipt of a letter from Gab- 
riel Johnson, Esq're, Governor of North Carolina, where- 
in he justifies himself from the charge of disaffection. 

Report of the Board of Trade on the expediency of 
granting pecuniary aid to tlie Provinces of Virginia and 
the Carolinas, in compensation of their expenses incur- 
red in their exertions against the common enemy. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

Letters from the Governors. &,c., in Carolina, to the 
Secretaries of State, 



1732. 

JUNE 21. 

Trado Paper?, 

Vol. 37, No. 28. 

1733. 

.JULY 18. 
Trade Papor.-:, 
Vol. 38, No. 10. 
B. 

173G. 

OCT. 22. 
Tr.idc Papers, 

Vol. 39, No. 41, 

1749. 

JULY 27. 

Trade Paper.-, 

Vol. 45, No. 54. 



1757. 

JAN. 21. 

Trade Papers, 

Vol. 52, No. 2. 



1711 to 1745 

Vols. 3. 



NORTH CAROT.INA. 



1729-30. 

JANUARY 7tli. 



FEB'Y 
MARCH 



15th. 
3id. 

18th. 



do. 



1730. 



APRIL 



25th. 
28th. 
29th. 



MAY 



JUNE 



1st 
20th. 



4th. 



Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, of the 7th of Jan- 
uary, 1729-30, requiring the Board to prepare the draught 
of a Commission and Instructions for George Burrington, 
Esq're, to be Governor of North Carohna. 

Order of Council of the 21st of February, 1729-30, 
approving a Representation of this Board of the 3rd of the 
same month, and directing a Publick Seal to be prepared 
for the Province of North Carolina. 

Representation to Governor Burrington not to advance 
the price of Quit Rent in North Carolina, with his reason, 
humbly submitted to the Board of Trade, &c. 



Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated April 28th, 
1730, enclosing one from the Judge of the Admiralty of 
North Carolina, complaining that Sir Richard Everard, 
late Governor there under the Lords Proprietors, has 
presumed to grant Lands without His Majesty's authori- 
ty, since the surrender of the Province to the Crown. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee, dated the 14th 
of May, 1730, referring to this Board the Petition of The 
Lord Carteret, relating to his Eighth part of Carolina — 
and subsequent papers on that subject. 

Copy of an Order of Council, of the 22nd January, 
1729-30, approving the draught of a Conmiission for 
Captain Burrington to be Governor of North Carolina, 

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 22nd of January, 
1729-30, requiring copies of the papers of complaint from 



10 



NOP^TH CAROLINA. 



the members of the Council of North Carolina against 
Sir Richard Everard, Deputy Governor of that Province, 
under the Lords Proprietors, as likewise ot the complaint 
made by Sir Richard against the said Council, to put 
into the hands of Captn. Burrington now appointed Go- 
vernor, by His Majesty, for his examination into and 
report of the facts. 

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 10th of April, 
approving a Representation of the 25th March last, for a 
jiew Seal for the Province of North (^arolina. 

List of twelve persons recommended by Captn. Bur- 
lington, to be of the Council of North Carolina. 

Letter from Captn, Burrington, appointed Governor of 
North Carolina, dated the 8th of December, 1730, relating 
to his orranting; of Lands and the reservation of Quit 
Rents thereupon. 

Order in Council, of the 14th December, 1730, ap- 
proving the new Seal prepared for North Carolina, and 
desiring the Board of Trade to prepare the draught of a 
Warrant to impower the Governor to make use thereof. 



Memorial from the inhabitants of Albemarle County 
in North Carolina, praying to be relieved against an Act 
of Yirginia, passed in 1726, whereby they are restrained 
from exporting their Tobacco to Great Britain from the 
ports of Virginia. 

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 14th December, 
1730, approving a Representation with draughts of In- 
structions for Mr. Burrington, Governor of North Carolina. 

Letter from Captn. Burrington, Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, without date. 



1730. 


JUNE 


4th. 


AUGUST 


4ih. 




6th. 




13th. 


DEC. 


lOch. 




10i,h. 




31st. 


1730- 


-1. 


FEB'Y 


24th. 


JULY 


27th. 




29th. 


AUGUST 11th. 



1732. 

JUNE 7ih. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



11 



1732. 

JUNE 7th. 



I6th 



20ih. 
21st. 



23rd 
30 th. 
11th. 



Schedule of Papers transmitted : 

Attested copies (under the Great Seal of North Caro- 
lina) of the .loiirnals of the Council, and of the Upper 
and Lower House of Assembly, as likewise of the Acts in 
force in North Carolina. 

Account of Patents for Land in North Carolina, grant- 
ed by Sir Richard Everard, late Deputy Governor of that 
Province for the late Lords Proprietors. 

Letter from Captn. Burrington, Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated tlie 4th of September, 1731. 

Mr. Porter's reasons against Governor Burrington's 
appointing JMembers of the Council in North Carolina, 
whilst seven remain. 

Copy of a letter from Mr. Byrd of Virginia to Captn. 
Burrington, dated the 20th of July, 1731, relating to the 
nature and fertility of the Lands in North Carolina. 

Representation and Address of Mr. Edmd. Porter, late 
of the Council, and Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court of 
North Carolina, to the Board of Trade, dated at Albe- 
marle, the 19th of February, 1731^2. 

Extracts of Minutes of Council and copies of com- 
plaints and answers, relating to Captn. Burrington's sus- 
pending Mr. Porter from the Council, and being Judge of 
the Admiralty in North Carolina, in January 1731-2. 

My. Porter's opinion about the appointing of any new 
Counsellor by the Governor, whilst there are seven Mem- 
bers of Council in the Province. 

Memorandum made by Mr. Porter concerning the 
purchase money of Lands in North Carolina, 1731-2. 

Copy of His Majesty's "Warrant for appointing Wil- 
liam Smith, Esq're, to be Chief Justice of North Carolina. 
Dated the 30th of November, 1730. Entered in the 
Patent Book. 



12 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1732. 

JULY Ilth. 



JULY 13th 

20Lh 

22nd. 

AUGUST 16th. 

DEC. 6th. 



1732-3. 

JAN. 16th 



APRIL 3rd 



1733. 

APRIL 3rd. 



5th. 



JUNE 19ih. 



20th. 



Copy of His Majesty's Warrant for appointing the 
said William Smitii, Esquire, Chief Baron of the Court 
of Exchequer in North Carolina. Dated 11th May, 
1732. Entered in the Patent Book. 

Memorial of William Smith, Esquire, relating to the 
Laws of North Carolina. 



Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General's Report upon the 
validity of Laws passed by the Proprietors' authority be- 
fore and after the purchase by the Crown. 

Memorial and Remonstrance of two gentlemen of the 
Coimcil and the Attorney General of North Carolina, 
against Captn. Burrington, Governor of that Province. 

Complaint of Mr. Rice and Mr. Ashe against the 
Governor for granting too large Tracts of Land, and 
dividing of Precincts. 

Papers relating to disputes between Captn. Burring- 
ton and Mr. Ashe. 

Memorial from Mr. Rice and Mr. Ashe, two of His 
Majesty's Council of North Carolina, and of Mr. Mont- 
gomery, Attorney General of that Province, containing fur- 
ther complaints against Captn. Burringlon, their Governor. 

Memorial and Remonstrance of two gentlemen of the 
Council and the Attorney General of North Carolina, 
against Captn. Burrington, Governor of that Province. 

Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, of March the 
27th, 1733, requiring the draft of a Commission and 
Instructions for Gabriel Johnston, Esq're, appointed Go- 
vernor of North Carolina. 

Copy of an Order in Council, of 10th May, 1733, 
approving the draft of a Commission for Gabriel John- 
ston, Esq're, to be Governor of North Carolina. 

Naval Officer's List of Ships entered and cleared at 
Port Beaufort in North Carolina, from Christmas, 1730, 
to Michaelmas, 1732. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



13 



1733. 



JULY 



17lh. 



ISili. 
25th. 



NOV, 



3Sih. 



DEC. 



lltlj 



20th, 



1733-4. 

JANUARY 7 ill. 



AUGUST 1st. 



1734. 

AUGUST 1st 



Naval Officer's List of Vessels entered and cleared at 
Port Brunswick in North Carolina, in one year, from 
Michaelmas 1731 to Michaelmas 1732. 

Remarks upon instructions to the Governor of North 
Carolina, Anno 1733. 

Captain Burrington's Representation on the present 
state and condition of North Carolina, dated January 1st, 
1732-3. 

Minutes of Council from the 28th of March, 1732, to 
the 8th November following. 

The Memorial of Gabriel Johnston, Esq're, praying 
that the Representation of Mr. Smith, Chief Justice of 
North Carolina, relating to validity of the Laws in that 
Province, may be referred to the Solicitor General for his 
Opinion thereon. 

Letter from Mr. Attorney General Willes, of Decem- 
ber the 10th, 1733, with queries relating to the Power of 
making Laws in North Carolina. 

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 2nd of August, 
1733, approving the draughts of Instruction for Gabriel 
Johnston, Esq're, Governor of North Carolina. 

Letter from Mr. Attorney General for a copy of the 
first Charter of Carolina, in Order to his and Mr. Solici- 
tor's Report concerning the Laws of North Carolina. 

Letter from Captn. Burrington, Governor of North 
Carolina, dated the 20th of February, 1731-2. 

Minutes of Council from the 26th of July 1731, to 
22nd January 1731-2. 

Letter from Captn. Burrington, Governor of North 

Carolina, to the Secretary, dated May 19th, 1733, in 

answer to the Secretary's letter of 16th August, 1732, and 

a further account of the state of affairs in that Govera- 

! ment, with several copies of Publick Papers annexed to it. 



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NORTH CAROLINA. 



1734. 

AUGUST 



1st. 



Letter from Captn. Burringtonj Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Secretary, dated the 2nd November, 
1732. 

Letter from Captn. Burrington, Governor of North 
Carohna, dated the 14th of November, 1732. 

Letter from Captn. Burrington, Governor of North 
CaroUna, dated October the 5th, 1733. 

Letter from Captn. Bnrrington, dated 12th November, 
1733, giving account of the death of one of the Council. 

Letter from Mr. Rice and Mr. Ashe, two of the Coun- 
cil of North Carolina, dated 20th April, 1733, relating to 
Governor Burrington's proceeding to appoint several 
new Precincts, and thereby making an alteration in the 
Constitution of the Legislature, with iheir objections to 
it, the Governor's answer, and their reply. 

Letter from Mr. Rice and Mr. Ashe, two of the Coun- 
cil of North Carolina, dated the 20th of April, 1733, with 
a copy of their Remonstrance to Governor Burrington, 
his answer to their reply, all relating to the issuing War- 
rants for Lands in that Province. 

The case of Mr. Moseley, concerning Warrants for 
Land in North Carolina. 

The objections of Mr. Rice and Mr. Ash, two of the 
Council of North Carolina, against Mr. Owen's being 
admitted a member of the said Council, together with 
their affidavit of Governor Burrington's refusing to suffer 
their objections to be entered. 

Depositions of Mr. Montgomerie, Attorney General of 
North Carolina, relating to several abuses he has suffered 
from Captn. Burrington, Governor of that Province. 

Letter from Mr. Porter to the Secretary, dated in 
North Carolina, 1.5th August, 1733. 

List of Papers received with Mr. Porter's letter to the 
Secretary, dated the 15th of August, 1733. 

Three depositions of Mr. Moseley, Montgomery, and 
Mr. Ashe, relatmg to the misbehavior of Captn. Burring- 



A^ORTII CAROLINA. 



li 



1734. 

AUGUST 1st. 



1735. 

SEPT. 3rd. 



OCT. 



4 th. 



Mth 



ton, Governor of North Carolina, and the dispute between 
him and Mr. Porter. 

Narrative upon oath of Edmond Porter, Esq'rc, re- 
lating- to his complaints against Captn. liurrington, Go- 
vernor of North Carolina. 

A certificate from Mr. Rico, Secretary, relating to the 
denial of Mr. Conner, Attorney, to his testimony against 
Mr. Burrington, and three other papers relating to the 
dispute between Captn. Burrington and Mr. Porter. 

Four letters from Governor Burrington to Mr. Porter, 
with Mr. Porter's remarks thereupon. 

Three letters from Captain Burrington, Governor of 
North Carolina, to the Board, dated the 1st of June, 17th 
September, and 7th October, 1734, giving account of two 
vacancies in the Council of that Province, and of several 
new Counsellors and other Officers sworn in. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated at Cape Fear, December 12th, 1734, relating 
to the production of naval stores, &c., in that Province. 

Letter from Governor Johnston, dated 12th Decem- 
ber, 1734, giving some account of the Products and Man- 
ufactures of that Province, and proposals for improving 
the same to the benefit of this Kingdom. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated the 25th of May, 1735. 

The case of the Blank Patents in North Carolina 
fairly stated, in behalf of His Majesty, by Gabriel John- 
ston, Governor of that Province. 

Minutes of the General Assembly in November, 
1734. 

Letter from Captn. Burrington, dated 13th October, 
1735, containing his objections to Govr. Johnston's state 
of the case of Blank Patents for Lands in North Carolina. 

Copy of an Address to Governor Johnston in favor of 
Captn. Burrington the late Governor, and complaining of 



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NORTH CAROLINA. 



1735. 



OCT. 



OCT. 



NOV. 



DEC. 



14tli, 



1735 

JAN. 



FEB. 



21.st. 



31st. 



10th. 
11th. 



5th. 



16th. 

6. 

22nd. 



29th, 



Gill 



many hardships they have suffered hy the present Go- 
vernor and the Chief Justice. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of Nortli Caro- 
hna, to the Board, dated the 10th of July, 1735 ; difficul- 
ties have arisen in collecting the Q,uit Rents, and passing 
an Act for that purpose; he has erected a Court of Ex- 
chequer, and the People object to it ; and Mr. Hammer- 
ton has interrupted the collection of Quit Rents. 

Heads of a Bill for settling His Majesty's Q,uit Rents 
in North Carolina, 

Cases of the Q,uit Rent Bill as it was when rejected 
by the Council of North Carolina. 

Case of the Blank Patents in North Carolina. 

Representation from the inhabitants of Cape Fear 
River, relating to the Patents commonly called Blank 
Patents. 

Letter from Captain Burrington, dated the 2Sth of 
October, 1735, about the Blank Patents in North Carolina. 

Letter from Captn. Burrington, dated November 11th, 
1735, giving an account of the Provost Marshal's Place 
in North Carolina. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated the 6th of No- 
vember, 1735, approving William Forbes, James Lines 
and Thos. "Wardroper, to be of His Majesty's Council in 
North Carolina. 

Copy of a Deputation from several Switzers to Mr. 
Saml. Jenner, for obtaining a Tract of Land for them in 
Carolina, with Mr. Jenner's proposal for settling the same. 

An account of the charge of laying out Land in North 
Carolina, and the bounds of the Tract desired by Mr. 
Jenner and the Swiss. 

Order of the Committee referring to the Board a 
Petition of Mr. McCulloch for two Tracts of Land in 
North Carolina. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



17 



1735-6. 

FEB. 12th. 



17th. 



MARCH 2nd. 
12tli. 



16th. 



1736. 



APRIL 



MAY 



JUNE 



1st. 



4th. 



7th. 
9th. 



22nd. 



A description of the Grant of Land desired by Mr. 
Jenner and the Switzers. 

Proposals of Mr. McCulloch for settling a Tract of 
Land in North Carolina. 

Mr. McCuUoch's draught of Land, that he proposes 
to settle in North Carolina. 

Draught of the Tract of Land desired by Mr. Jenner 
for the Switzers in North Carolina. 

Letter from Captn. Burrington, late Governor of North 
Carolina, dated March 11th, 1735-6, about the intended 
Swiss settlement in that Province. 

Memorial from Mr. Jenner and others, in answer to 
the Paper of Observations upon Jenner's Seven Proposals 
about the settlement of 6,000 Swiss in North Carolina, 
considered by the Board the 2nd inst. 

Extract of a letter from Apenzel, a Canton in Switzer- 
land, to Mr. Ocks, relating to the Terms on which a 
great number of Swiss are willing to settle in North 
Carolina. 

Bound up thus far. 



Proposals offered by some Swiss for settling in Caro- 
lina. 

Petition from Captn. Burrington, late Governor of 
North Carolina, praying for several Publick Papers to be 
produced to the Council on his behalf. 

Order of the Committee referring to the Board a Peti- 
tion from Mr. Crymble, offering to make a settlement 
of Swiss, Palatines, &c., in North Carolina. 

Copy of an Order in Council, of 29th April, 1736, 
ordering two Tracts of Land to be surveyed and laid out 
for Mr. McCulloch, in North Carolina, of 72,000 and 
60,000 acres. 



18 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1736. 

JUNE 22nd. 



SEPT. 15th. 
22nd. 

OCT. 2l8t. 



OCT. 



22nd. 
27th. 



Copy of an Order in Council, of the 29th April, 1736, 
approving a Representation of this Board, and a Report 
of the Lords of the Committee of Council, in favour of 
Mr. McCuUoch's Petition for 132,000 acres of Land in 
North Carolina. 

Copy of an Order in Council, of the 21st May, 1736, 
dismissing Captn, Burrington's Petition for arrears of 
Salary, &c. 

Mr. Crimble's proposals for making a settlement in 
North Carolina. 

Letter from Mr. Huey, dated 17th September, 1736, 
with his Remarks upon the Settlement, explaining a Pro- 
posal for settling a large Tract of Laud in North Caro- 
lina. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated the 5th of December, 1735. 

List of the Governors' and Officers' Fees in North 
Carolina. 

Governor Johnston's observations upon several old 
Acts of North Carolina. 

Copy of a Letter from Captn. Burrington, late Go- 
vernor of North Carolina, to the Commissioners of His 
Majesty's Customs, dated at London, the 20th of July, 
1736, concerning the Regulations that may be made in 
the Revenue of the King's Customs in that Province. 

Minutes of Council, from the 2nd of November, 1734, 
to the 1st March, 1734-5. 

Minutes of Assembly, from the 15th of January to the 
28th of February, 1734-5. 

A Volume of Acts. 

Nine Acts passed in 1734-5. 

Letter from Mr. Huey, dated September 24th, 1736, 
relating to the Quit Rents for the Land he and Mr. 
Crimble have petitioned for. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



19 



1736. 


NOV. 


11th. 




17th. 




24 th. 


DEC. 


17th. 


1736-7. 


JAN. 


26th. 


FEB'Y 


11th. 


MARCH 


11th. 


1737. 


APRIL 


7th. 




20 th. 




21st. 




22nd. 



Memorial from Mr. Huey, containing some Proposals 
for making his Settlement in North Carolina. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Cai'o- 
lina, to the Board, dated the 15th of October, 1736. 

State of the present Currency in North Carolina. 

A copy of the Biennial Act. 

Copy of a Bill prepared to be passed into an Act for 
providing a Rent Roll — securing the Cluit Rents and 
remission of arrears of Q,uit Rents, <fec. 

Copy of a Bill prepared to be passed into a Law for 
regulating Officers' Fees and Offices. 



Letter from Mr. McCulloch, Agent for North Caro- 
lina, dated the 7th January, 1736-7, to Mr. Popple. 

A Memorial concerning: the Swissers settling: in 
America, but particularly in North Carolina, received 
from Mr. Ochs. 

An answer from Mr. Jenner and his friends, the 
designed Colony of Swissers in North Carolina, concern- 
ing some Terms upon which they are willing to settle, 
received from Mr. Ochs. 

Order of the Committee of Council upon the Petition 
of Murray Crimble and James Huey, Merchants, 6lc., for 
a Tract of Land in North Carolina. 

Letter from Mr. Crimble containing proposals for 
settling 6,000 Protestants in North Carolina. 

Mr. Fane's Report on an Act passed in North Caro- 
lina by the late Lords Proprietors relating to the Biennial 
and other Assemblies, 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated the 29th of November, 1736, relating to the 



20 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1737. 



JULY 



8ih, 



SEPT. 



7th, 



14th. 



21st. 



30th 

1737-8. 



PEB'Y 



8th. 



14th 



MARCH 1st. 



Quit Rents, Blank Patents, and other matters, which 
require some regulation, with a Scheme annexed for 
regulating those points, as also to oblige Cultivation and 
better settling the Province, and for repealing some of 
their old Laws. 

Two Orders in Council, of the 19th May, 1737, 
directing the Governor to grant and the Surveyor Gene- 
ral to lay out 1,200,000 acres of Land to Mr. Crymble 
and Mr. Huey for a Settlement proposed by them. 

Letter from Mr. Allen, Receiver of the Q,uit Rents in 
North Carolina, complaining of obstructions he meets 
with in the collection thereof, and especially from Mr. 
Moseley, one of the Council there. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated the 21st of July, 
1737, for repealing an Act of North Carolina relating to 
Biennial and other Assemblies. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated at Cape Fear, the 30th of April, 1737. 



Letter from Mr. McCulloch, Agent for North Caro- 
2iid- Una, complaining of several discouragements the Govern- 
ment lyes under in relation to the Recovery of the duit 
Rents. 

Letter from Governor Johnston, dated March 11th, 
1736-7, to the Secretary, complaining of the Assembly 
and about the Q,uit Rents and Blank Patents. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Secretary, dated Oct. 6th, 1737, chiefly relat- 
ing to Patenting of Land and recovering Quit Rents. 

Case of the Blank Patents in North Carolina, with 
some queries and the opinion of the Attorney and Solici- 
tor General thereupon. 

Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General's Report and 
Opinion upon several queries relating to Q,uit Rents. &c., 
in North Carolina. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



21 



1737-8. 

15th. 



MARCH 22nd. 



1738. 

JUNE 2l3t. 



JULY 



12th, 



1738-9. 

JAN. 10th. 



Mr. McCuUoch's answers to some queries proposed to 
him concerning two Acts for rating commodities, passed 
in North Carolina, the Q,uit Rents there, &c. 

Mr. Attorney and Solicitor General's Report upon 
two Acts of North Carolina, relating to staple Commo- 
dities rated and certain queries thereupon. 



Petition of Mr. Wragg, Agent for the Assembly of 
North Carolina, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade 
and Plantations, praying for copies of their Lordships' 
Orders, Representations or Directions in relation to the 
Case or Representation of the principal Inhabitants of 
that Province, at Cape Fear River and parts adjacent, 
who claim Lands by Grants under the Seal of the late 
Lords Proprietors of Carolina, presented to this Board 
some time since. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated the 15th January, 1737-8 ; he has sent a Rep- 
resentation of the state of the Colony to the Committee 
of Council, and complaining of the great want of a 
decision of the disputes about the Blank Patents and 
validity of their Laws ; he also recommends Mr. Murray 
for a Counsellor in the room of Mr. Porter, deceased. 

Journal of the Council, from 24th September, 1735, 
to the 21st February, 1735-6. 

Journal of the Council in September, 1737. 

Copies of three Laws, viz. the Distress Act ; an Act 
to prevent disputes in Lands already surveyed ; Staple 
Commodities rated. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated 13th June, 1738, giving account of the dis- 
pute between South and North Carolina about their 
Boundary Line. 



22 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1738-9. 

JAN. 17th 

1739. 

JUNE 22;id 



JULY 



5 th 



AUGUST 2nd 



SEPT. 



30ih, 
12ih, 



1739-40. 

JAN. 1 7 th. 

23rd. 



1740. 

APRIL 16ih. 



MAY 



2nd. 

1st. 



JUNE 



4th. 



Governor Johnston's observations upon several old 
Acts of North Carolina. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated at Cape Fear, the 10th of April, 1739, signify- 
ing that the Assembly have passed many good liaws 
there lately. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
dated 31st July, 1739, referring to this Board Mr. Mc- 
Culloch's Memorial, praying that the 15th and 16th 
Instructions given to him, may be likewise given to the 
Governors of South and North Carolina, and that he 
may be appointed a Member Extraordinary of the Coun- 
cil in those Provinces. 



A state of the Paper Currency in North Carolina, 
from 1715 to 1739. 

Minute of Council from June 2Sth, 1738, to March 
6th, 1738-9. 

Eleven Acts passed in 1738. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Board, dated at Cape Fear, the 28th of Janu- 
ary, 1739-40, containing his observations on the Acts 
lately passed in that Province, in particular upon the 
Quit Rent Law. 

General remarks on such clauses of the Q,uit Rent 
and Cultivation Acts passed in North Carolina in 1738, 
as are conceived to be inconsistent with His Majesty's 
Instructions, the Constitution and Laws of England, and 
the rights of His Majesty's subjects in America. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



23 



1740. 

JUNE 12th 



18th 



26th 

26th 
JULY 1st 



OCT. 9th 



16th. 



Account of the state of the Paper Currency of North 
Carolina, from the first emission of any Bills of Credit to 
the year 1740. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Board, dated at Newbern, the 3rd of March, 
y39-40, inclosing an account of the state of the Paper 
Currency of that Province, from the first emission of any 
Bills of Credit to the year 1740. 

Bound up thus far. 



Form of a Blank Patent for Land in North Carolina 
signed and sealed, copied from the Original annexed to 
other Papers, transmitting from North Carolina under the 
Great Seal of the Province, to Henry McCulloch, Esq're. 

Memorial from four gentlemen of the Council in 
North Carolina, to the Board of Trade, dated at Cape 
Fear River, July 3rd, 1740, complaining of Mr. Smith, 
the eldest Counsellor and three other Members of that 
Board, who join in supporting him in the exercise of 
a power, whereby the rights of the Council there, have 
been invaded and infringed. 

Extracts, Notes and References, relating to the Char- 
ter and Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated the 12th of June, 

1739, approving a Representation of this Board, propos- 
ing James Murray, Esq're, to supply a vacancy in the 
Council of North Carolina, by the death of Edmund 
Porter, Esq're. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated the 31st of July, 

1740, approving a Representation of this Board, propos- 
ing the Repeal of an Act passed at North Carolina in 
1738, for providing His Majesty a Rent Roll ; for securing 
His Majesty's Q,uit Rents ; for the remission of arrears of 
Quit Rents. 



24 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1740. 

OCT. 16th, 



29th, 

1740-1. 

FEB. 10th, 



MARCH 24th. 
APRIL 14th. 



13th, 



26th, 



Copy of an Order in Council, dated the 14th of 
August, 1740, directing in what manner Grants of Land 
shall pass i]i South and North Carolina, and directing 
the Governors to countenance and protect Mr. McCul- 
loch in his Office of Comptroller of the Gluit Rents there. 

Letter from the Uuke of Newcastle, dated 9th Febru- 
ary, 1740-1, inclosing copies of two Addresses of the 
House of Commons to the King, and signifying His Ma- 
jesty's pleasure that this Board should comply with the 
said Addresses about Q,uit Rents and Governors names 
and their appointments. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Board, dated at Edenton, the 17th of Decem- 
ber, 1740. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated the 14th of January, 1740-1, acquainting the 
Board with a state of the Council there at that time, and 
inclosing an account of the state of the Paper Currency 
of that Province, from the first emission of any Bills of 
Credit to the year 1740. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated at Edenton, the 15th of April, 1741, signify- 
ing his want of directions about passing a new Quit Rent 
Act in the room of the last repealed, and recommending 
Mr. Gould and Mr. Scarborough to supply the two 
vacancies in Council. 

Protest of N. Rice and E. Moseley, Esq're, against 
the Act appointing County Clerks. 

Observations on and objections to an Act to appoint 
able and skilful Clerks for the several County Courts 
within the Province of North Carolina, and for the better 
securing and safe keeping the Records of the same. 
Passed 21st August, 1740. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



2& 



1741. 

NOV. 12th 



1741-2. 

FEB'Y 25ih. 



MARCH 2nd 



1742. 

APRIL 14th. 



MAY 4th. 

AUGUST 18th. 

20ih. 

26th. 



Order in Council, dated the 27th of November, 1740, 
approving a Representation of this Board, proposing the 
repeal of an Act passed at North Carolina in 1738, de- 
claring what shall be deemed a sufficient Cultivation of 
Lands already granted by His Majesty, and for ascertain- 
ing the manner of granting lapsed Land. 

Order in Council, dated the 8th of September, 1740^ 
approving the draughts of additional Instructions for the 
Governor of North Carolina, concerning the Colours to 
be worn by all Ships having Private Commissions or 
Letters of Marque from the Governor of that Province. 

Letter to the Secretary from Mr. McCulloch, dated at 
Wilmington, in North Carolina, the 12th November, 
1741, mentioning some Representations and Memorials 
to The Lords of the Treasury and to this Board, which 
he has transmitted by different Ships. 

Minutes of Council, from 22nd May 1740, to 23rd 
May 1741, 

Minutes of Council in Assembly, from February 6tb, 
1738-9, to February 27th, 1739-40. 

Minutes of Assembly, from February 6th, 1738-9, to 
27th ditto. 

Journal of the Upper House of Assembly, in July and 
August, 1740. 

Minutes of Assembly, in July and August, 1740. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated at Edenton, the 21st of December, 1741, giv- 
ing an account of his attempt to pass a new Quit Rent 
Law, and his ill success therein, as also of his having 
prorogued the Assembly, and desiring the Board's Opin- 
ion how he is to behave in this case, and in relation to 
collecting the Q-uit Rents. 



Letter from Mr. Scrope, Secretary of the Treasury,, 
dated the 25th August, 1742, in answer to one from the 

4 



26 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1742. Secretary of this Board, and signifying that the Lords of 
AUGUST 26ih. jj^g Treasury desire to be informed whether there is any 
established Court of Exchequer in North Carolina. 



OCT. 



27th. 
14ih. 



1743. 

APRIL 2 



JULY 22nd. 

1744. 

JULY 5th. 



NOV. 



19th. 

7th, 



21st 



1744-5. 

FEB. 6th. 



Copy of an Order in Council, dated the 19th of Janu- 
ary, 1742-3j approving a Representation of this Board to 
rl's Majesty proposing the repeal of an Act passed in the 
Province of North Carolina in 1740, to appoint able and 
skilful Clerks for the several County Courts within that 
Province. 

Naval Officer's List of Ships entered and cleared at 
Port Bath, from Midsummer to Xmas, 1743. 

Minutes of Council, from the 15th March, 1742-3, to 
the 2nd April, 1743. 

Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, dated 26th Octo- 
ber, 1744, transmitting Grant and Release of one Eighth 
part of Carolina from His Majesty to Lord Carteret — and 
surrender of seven eighth parts of Carolina from Lord 
Carteret to His Majesty. 

Copy Order of Council, dated the 9th of May, 1744, 
directing a Grant to pass the Great Seal, of a Tract of 
Land on the North side of Carolina, to the Lord Carteret 
in full for his 8th part of South and North Carolina. 

Letter from Mr. McCulloch, Commissioner of Grants 
in South and North Carolina, to the Board, dated 27th 
July, 1744, transmitting 

Observations upon His Majesty's Order of Council, 
dated 19th May, 1737. 

Copy Representation of Henry McCulloch to Gabriel 
Johnston, Esq're, in Council, with Observations thereon. 

Copy Representation of Henry McCulloch in behalf 
of Murry Crymble, James Huery and their associates. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



27 



1744-5. 

FEB. 6th, 



JUNE 27 th. 
SEPT. 19th. 



1746. 

AUGUST 21st 



1746-7. 

FEB'Y Srd. 



1747. 

MAY 19th 



JUNE 4th 



N. B. The four following Reports upon Acts passed 
in the Province of North Carolina, have not been entered 
in. their proper places, since received. 

Mr. Fane's Report on nine Acts passed at North Caro- 
lina in 1734-.5. Dated the 5th of August, 1737. 

His Report upon nine Acts passed there in 1738. 
Dated the 22nd May, 1740. 

His Report upon four Acts passed there in February, 
1739-40. Dated 29th November, 1740. 

His Report upon Thirteen Acts passed there in 1740. 
Dated 22nd June, 1741. 

Letter from Blr. McCulloch, Commissioner of the 
Quit Rents in North and South Carolina, to Mr. Hill, 
inclosing a Representation to this Board, dated at Cape 
Fear, the 16th of February, 1744-5, relating lo several 
Obstructions in regulating the Revenue of His Majesty's 
Q,uit Rents. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro= 
linn, to the Board, dated at Edenton, the 6th of June, 
1746, in relation to his eight years' arrears of Salary due 
to him and the other Officers there, and to the outstand- 
ing arrears of Q,uit Rents, and the Lord Granvill's Grants 
of Lands and Gtuit Rents in that Province. 

Memorial of the British Merchants against a North 
Carolina Act for giving preference to country debts, 
passed in 1715 or 1716 by the late Lords Proprietors of 
that Province. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Board, dated at Edenton, the 20th of Janu- 
ary, 1746-7, relating to the present state of that Province, 
signifying that he is under an absolute necessity of com- 
ing home next Autumn, and shall be able to justify his 
conduct to the Board. 

The Report of His Majesty's Attorney and Solicitor 
General, dated the Srd of June, 1747, upon an Act passed 



28 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1747. 



JUNE 



JULY 



4th. 



list. 



Wth. 



OCT. 



NOV. 



20:h 



25th 



1748. 

APRIL 6th. 



I in North Carolina in the year 1715, by the Proprietors of 
the said Province, entitled "An Act concerning Attornies 
from Foreign parts, and for giving priority to country 
debts," referred to them by Mr. Hill's letter dated the 
2nd of April last. 

Letter from Mr. Johnson, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Board, dated the 9th of March, 1746-7, 
remarking upon an Act lately passed there to regulate 
Elections, and complaining of the ill behaviour of the 
Assembly; transmitting 

Attested Copy of an Act for the better ascertaining 
the number of Members to be chosen for the several 
Counties within this Province to sit in General Assembly, 
and for establishing a more equal Representative of His 
Majesty's subjects in the House of Burgesses. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
dated the 13th of July, 1747, referring to this Board the 
humble Petition of the Palatines in North Carolina to 
His Majesty, complaining of Col. Thos. Polock for hav- 
ing dispossessed them of their Lands in that Province, 
granted them by Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and 
praying that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to 
restore thern to the pos-session of their said Lands, <fcc. 

Mr. Lamb's Report upon an Act passed in North 
Carolina in 1746. 

Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 7th August, 
1747, approving a Representation of this Board, propos- 
ing the repeal of an Act pas.sed by the late Lords Pro- 
prietors of North Carolina, concerning Attornies from 
foreign parts mid for giving priority to country debts. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Coimcil, 
dated the 15th of January, 1747, referring to the Board 
the Petition of certain persons, inhabitants of several 
Precincts and Counties in North CaroUna, against an Act 
passed in 1746, for regulating the number of the mem- 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



2& 



1748. 

APRIL 6th 
MAY 11th. 



AUGUST 17th. 



25th. 



8th. 



1748- 

JAN. 



9. 

lOih. 



bers of the Assembly, &c., and directing them to report 
their opinion thereupon. 

Observations on the above Act, received from Mr. 
McCulloch. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
Una, to the Board, dated the 17th of May, 1748, in answer 
to the Board's letter of tlie 11th of August, 1747, and 
inclosing 

Copy o{ two Aflidavits of Sainl. Swan, dated 10th of 
October, 1747, and of John Lovick, 4th of January, 
1747-8, relating to the members of the Northern Countys 
refusing to attend the Assembly at Wilmington. 

Minutes of the Upper House of Assembly, from the 
20tii of November to the Gth of December, 1746. 

Minutes of Assembly, from the 21st of November to 
the 5th of December, 1746. 

Copy of an Order of the Lords of the Committee of 
Council, dated the 14th of July, 1748, upon a Report of 
this Board, upon the Petition of the inhabitants of the 
Northern Countys in North Carolina, against an Act for 
ascertaining the number of the members of the Assem- 
bly, directing the Governor of the said Province to trans- 
mit his answer to the said Petition, and such other Evi- 
dence in support of the Allegations of the said Petition 
as the Petitioners or their Agents shall require. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
dated the 24th of November, 1748, approving a Report of 
this Bonrd of the 30th of August last, upon the Petition 
of the Palatines in North Carolina, relating to their being 
dispossessed by the late Col. Pollock, &c., of Lands 
granted them by Q,ueen Ann, and directing the Board to 
prepare a draught of an Instruction in the manner they 
proposed. 

Letter from Jas. Abercromby, Esq're, Agent for North 
Carolina, dated 10th of January, 1748-9, enclosing Ex- 
tract of a Letter from Governor Johnston, relating to the 



30 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



1748-9. 
JAN, IGih. 

2hh. 



FEB, Hth. 



JUNE ?lsi. 



JULY 



6th. 



1749. 

JULY 19th. 



great difficulty he is under in his Correspondence with 
the Offices. 

Letter from the Duke of Bedlord, dated the 23rd 
January, 1748-9, signifyins^ to the Board that several 
persons had made complaints against Mr. Johnston, Go- 
vernor of North Carolina, and that it was His Majesty's 
pleasure that they should enquire into the same, and 
report their opinion. 

Memorial from the Agent of North Carolina to the 
Board, dated 13th February, 1748-9, relating to some 
complaints against Gabriel Johnston, Esq're, Governor of 
that Province. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Board, at Edenton, the 2Sth of December, 
1748, acquainting the Board with his not having received 
the Order of Council to send over Evidence relating to 
the Petition of the Northern Counties in that Province 
against an Act passed there to abridge their privileges. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated the 16lh of March, 
1748-9, approving the draught of an additional Instruc- 
tion to Gabriel Johnston, Esq're, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, empowering him to make a Grant or Grants to cer- 
tain Palatines equivalent to the Lands they have been 
dispossessed of by Col. Pollock and his Heirs. 

Memorial of Mr. Henry McCulloch, Commipsioner 
for supervising, inspecting and comptrolling the Reve- 
nues and Grants of Lands in the Provinces of South and 
North Carolina, complaining of several hardships and 
injustice done to him by the Governor and Offi.cers in 
the Province of North Carolina. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Board, dated the 4th of April, 1749, contain- 
ing his reasons for passing an Act for emitting £21,350 
in Bills of Credit without a suspending clause; and 
transmitting- 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



31 



1749. 

JULY 19th. 



21st. 



NOV. 10th. 



1749-50. 

MARCH 21st. 



1750. 

APRIL 3rd, 



MAY 10th 



AUGUST 2l3t 



Minutes of Council from the 21st of March, 1747-8, 
to the 6th of April, 1748, and also from the 29th of 
September to the 15th of October, 1748. 

Copy of all the Laws passed in the Province of iNorth 
Carolina, from November 1746, to October 1748. 

Letter from Governor Johnston, to the Board, dated 
May the 10th, 1749, acquainting the Board with his 
having sent an answer to the complaints of Peter Payne, 
(fee, against him, and vindicating himself from the accu- 
sation of being a Jacobite. 

Letter from Governor Johnston, dated the 15th of 
July, 1749, giving an account of the present sftite of His 
Majesty's Council in North Carolina. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
November 21st. 1749, referring a complaint against an 
Act for the better ascertaining the number of Members to 
be chosen for the several Counties, and the Governor's 
answer. 

A parcel of Papers left at the Council Office, by 
Mr. McCulloch, in behalf of the complainants against 
Governor Johnston. 

A parcel of Papers left at the Council Office, by Mr. 
Abercromby, in behalf of Governor Johnston. 

Answer of Governor Johnston to tfie Petition of Peter 
Payne and others. 

Mr. Lamb's Report upon twenty-one Acts passed in 
the Province of North Carolina between November 1746, 
and October 1748. 

Memorial of the Agent of North Carolina, with two 
Affidavits taken before a Master in Chancery, relating to 
the present situation of affairs in that Province, &c. 

Reply of the Northern Counties to Governor John- 
ston's answer to their Petition of Complaint. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Board, dated 23rd May, 1749, acquainting 



32 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1750. 

AUGUST 2131. 

31st. 



OCT. 



23ld. 



DEC. 



11th. 



1750-1. 

JAN. 11th. 



FEB. 



6th. 



the Board that he shall put His Majesty's orders relating- 
to the poor Palatines into immediate execution. 

Letter from Mr, Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated 21st December, 1749, transmitting Minutes of 
Council in April 1749, and the state of His Majesty's 
Council in that Province. 

Letter from Governor Johnston to the Secretary, 
dated April 16th, 1750, inclosing an account of Indigo 
made in that Province, (fcc. 

Minutes of the Council in September and October, 
1749. 

The answer of Gabriel Johnston, Esq're, Govern- 
or of North Carolina, to the Memorial of Henry Mc- 
Culloeh, Esq're. 

Depositions and other Original Papers in support of 
Governor Johnston's answer to Mr. McCulloch's com- 
plaint against him. 

Copy of Mr. Abercromby's letter to the Secretary of 
the Lords of the Treasury, with a copy of Governor 
Johnston's answers to Mr. McCulloch's complaint. 

Letter from Mr. McCuUoch to the Secretary, acquaint- 
ing him that Gov'r Johnston had not served his Agents 
with a copy of his Answer or copies of Evidences in 
relation to his complaint against him. 

Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General's Report, 
dated 1st December, 1750, upon two Acts passed in North 
Carolina in 1746. 

Paragraph of Governor Johnston's letter about the 
Spanish Ships cast away on North Carolina the 18th 
August, 1750. 

Memorial of Jas. Abercromby, Esq're, Agent for 
North Carolina, to the Board, dated January 22nd, 1750, 
praying their Lordships to take into consideration the 
Act passed in that Province for the better ascertaining 
the number of members to be chosen for several Coun- 
ties, (fee. 



NORTH CAUOLINA. 



33 



1750-1. 

MARCH 13th. 



15th, 



1751. 

JUNE 12th. 



27 th. 



AUGUST 2ud. 



APRIL 14th. 



1752. 



do. 



MAY 12th. 



Peiitioii of Mr. Abercromby to be heard against the 
Attorney' and Solicitor General's Report on the ISorth 
Carolina Act passed in 1746, for better ascertaining the 
number of members to be chosen for the several Coun- 
ties, 6cc. 

Memorial of Mr. McCulloch relative to his complaints 
against Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina. 

Papers relating to complaints against Gabriel John- 
ston, Esq're, Governor of North Carolina. 

Mr. Mcculloch's reply to the answer given by Gov't 
Johnston to the several articles of complaints contained 
in Mr. McCu I loch's memorial. 

Letter from Mr. Benj'n Hill to Mr. McCullcch, dated 
Bertie County, July 23rd, 1750, informing him he could 
not obtain the Governor's summons for evidence in 
his behalf. 

Letter from Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, dated 15th February, 1750-1, in answer to onts 
from Mr. Hill, dated 19th July, 1750, for an account of 
the Boundaries of the Province, transmitting 

Plan of the Line between Virginia and North Carolina 
from Peter's Creek to Steak Creek, run in the year 1749. 

Letter from Mi. Johnston, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Board, dated Edenton, the 3rd September, 
1751, relating to the present state of the Council in that 
Province, and recommending two gentlemen to supply 
vacancies therein. 

Letter from Mr. Joiinston, to the Secretary, dated 
Edenton, 16th September, 1751, in answer to one from 
him relating to a neglect in not transmitting the Publick 
Papers required by his Instructions. 

Order of their Excellencies the Lords Justices, dated 
17th May, 1752, approving the Representation of the 
Board, of 27th April last, recommending nine persons 

to supply vacancies in the Council of North Ccirolina, 

6 



34 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1752. 

3IAY 12th 



NOV. 8th, 



29th. 
DEC. 22nd. 



1753. 

JAN. 17th. 



31at. 



MARCH 9th. 



APRIL 10th. I 



and directing the Board to prepare Warrants for their 
appointments. 

Minutes of Council, from 26th March to 3rd April, 
1751. 

Copy of an Order of the Lords Justices in Council, 
dated May 28th, 1752, approving a Report from this 
Board, with draughts of Warrants prepared by them, 
directing the Governor of North Carolina to swear and 
admit nine gentlemen to be of the Council in the said 
Province. 

Minutes of Council, in September and October, 1751. 

Letter from Mr. Rice, President of the Council of 
North Carolina, dated August 1st, 1752, acquainting the 
Board with the death of Gabriel Johnston, Esq're, the 
17th July last. 

Journal of the House of Burgesses, in 1746 and 
1747; and 

Printed Journals of that House, in 1749, 1750 and 
1751. 

Reasons humbly offered to the Lords Commissioners 
for Trade and Plantations, by Mr. Child, Attorney Gene- 
ral of North Carolina, for his being absent from the said 
Province. 

Order of Council, dated January 25th, 1753, approv- 
ing a Representation of this Board, proposing that Arthur 
Dobbs, Esq're, may be appointed Governor of North 
Carolina, in the room of Gabriel Johnston, Esq're, de- 
ceased, and directing the Board to prepare a Commission 
and Instructions accordingly. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated the 7th of Feb- 
ruary, 1753, approving a Representation of this Board, 
together with the draught of a Commission for Arthur 
Dobbs, Esq're, to be Governor of His Majesty's Province 
of North Carolina. 

Letter from Mr. Rice, President of the Council of 
North Carolina, to the Board, dated the 13th of Decern- 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



35 



1753. 

APRIL 10th. 



MAY 



2nd. 



NOV. 



14th. 



16th. 



1754. 

JAN. 31st. 



do. 



ber, 1752, acknowledging the receipt of two Packets 
from their Lordships to the late Governor Johnston, 
dated the 28th of April and 3rd of June last, and trans- 
mitting 

Letter from Matthew Rowan, Esq're, one of the 
Council of North Carolina, to the Board, dated February 
4th, 1752, giving an account of the death of Nathaniel 
Rice, Esq're, late President, (fcc, and his having taken 
upon him the Administration of the Government. 

Letter from the iVttorney and Solicitor General, in- 
closing their Report, dated July 20th, 1753, in answer to 
the enclosed Case, relating to the Province of North 
Carolina, referred to them in May last. 

N. B. The Report is not there, but entered in A., 
May 7th, 1753. 

Letter from Mr. Rowan, President of the Council and 
Com.mander in Chief of North Carolina, to the Board, 
dated at Cape Fear, the 2Sth May, 1753, transmitting 
Journals of the Upper House, and also of the House of 
Burgesses of that Province. 

Letter from Mr. Rowan, President of the Council and 
Commander in Chief of North Carolina, to the Board, 
dated at Cape Fear, the 28th of June, 1753, transmitting 
a printed copy of the Acts passed in the last Assembly of 
that Province in March, 1753. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
dated 3rd April, 1753, referring to this Board for their 
consideration and report, the Memorial of Arthur Dobbs, 
Esq're, Governor of North Carolina, to His Majesty, 
praying for Ordnance and Stores tor the Fort lately 
erected on Cape Fear River. 

Letter from Mr. Smith, Deputy to Mr. Walpole, 
Auditor General of the Plantations, to Mr. Pownal, dated 
the 18th of April, 1753, relating to the Q,uit Rents in 
North Carolina, 



36 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1754. 



JAN. 



3l8t. 

do 



do, 



FEB'Y 



APRIL 



2Gth, 



3rd. 



MAY 



22nd. 



24th. 



Copy of Mr. VValpole's Keport to the Lords of the 
Treasury, on widow Johnston's claim. 

An abstract of Mr. Allen's account as Receiver Gene- 
ral of the Q,uit Rents in North Carolina, from 1735 
to 1748. 

Memorial of Arthur Dobbs, Esq're, Governor of 
North Carolina, to the Board of Trade, setting forth the 
insufficiency of the Q,uit Rents of that Province to pay 
the Salaries of the Governor and other Officers, and 
praying their Lordships to represent to His Majesty the 
necessity of making some other provision for the said 
Salaries, 

Memorial of Mr. Henry McCuUoch, to the Board, 
setting forth the hardships he labours under, and praying 
their Lordships to recommend his case to His Majesty's 
consideration. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
dated 26th March, 1754, approving a Representation of 
this Board upon the present state of North Carolina, and 
directing the Board to prepare Instructions for Mr. Dobbs 
upon the several points mentioned in said Representation 
conformable thereto. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated 2Sth March, 
1754, upon a Representation of this Board, relating to 
the settling a Salary of £1,000 per annum upon Arthur 
Uobbs, Esq're, the present Governor of North Carolina, 
and referring it to the Lords of the Treasury to consider 
of a proper Fund for the payment of it. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated 8th April, 1754, 
approving a Representation of this Board proposing the 
repeal of twenty-six Acts passed in North Carolina 
between the years 1715 and 1749. 

Memorial of Henry McCulloch, praying that he may 
be allowed to set off £1,035 due to him from the Crown 
in discharge for so much Q.uif Rents due to the Crown 



NOIITH CAROLiriA. 



37 



1754. 



13th. 



2lRt 



Mth, 



do. 
do. 



39th. 



10th. 



1755. 



7th. 



Letter from Matthew Rowaiij Esq're, President of the 
Council, to the Board, dated March 19th, 1754, relative 
to the encroachments of the French on the Eiver Ohio. 

Order of Council, dated 21st inst., approving a Rep- 
resentation of this Board, proposing that Henry McCul- 
loch, Esq're, may he Secretary to North Carolina, and 
directitig the Board to prepare a Warrant accordingly. 

Letter from Mr. Kowan, President of the Council and 
Commander in Chief of North Carolina, to the Board, 
dated the 3rd of June, 1754. 

Journal of the House of Burgesses, in April, 1753. 

Journal of the Upper House in Assembly, in Febru- 
ary and March, 1754. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated the ISth of April, 
1754, approving a Representation of this Board to His 
Majesty, proposing the repeal of eighteen Acts passed in 
the Province of North Carolina between the years 1734 
and 1750. 

Copy of an Order in Coimcil, dated 21st June, 1754, 
approving draughts of general Instructions and those 
which relate to the Acts of Trade, for Arthur Dobbs, 
Esq're, Governor of North Carolina. 

Copy of an Order of Council, dated the 8th of April, 
1754, approving a Representation of this Board to His 
Majesty, proposing the repeal of eight Acts passed in the 
Province of North Carolina. 

Letter from the President of the Council and Com- 
mander of North Carolina, dated 29th August, 1754, 
inclosing a copy of the l^aws passed in that Province 
in the last Session. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated the 21st of June, 
1754, approving a Warrant prepared by this Board, to 
require the Governor of North Carolina to cause Letters 
Patent to pass under the Seal of the said Province, ap- 
pointing Henry McCuUoch, Esq're, Secretary and Clerk 
of the Crown in that Province, 



38 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1755. 



JAN. 



22nd. 



APRIL 



8th 



Letter from Mr. President Rowan, to the Board, dated 
22nd October, 1754, giving an account of the present 
state of that Province, and inclosing 

Copy of a Letter from Col. Clark, dated at Pacalet, 
25th of September, 1754, to Mr. President Rowan, in- 
forming him of the murder of several Whites by the 
Indians. 

Journal of Assembly, from the 28th March to the 
12th of April, 1753. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq're, Governor of North 
Carolina, dated 9th November, 1754, acquainting the 
IJoard with his arrival there, and taking upon him the 
Administration of that Government, 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated 19th 
December, 1754, transmitting 

Governor Dobbs's Speech to the Council and Assem- 
bly, at their first meeting. 

Governor Dobbs second Speech to them. 

Address of the Council to Governor Dobbs, upon his 
Speech on taking upon him the Government. 

Address of the Assembly to Governor Dobbs. 

Printed Journal of the General Assembly, from the 
19th February to 9th of March, 1754. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated 
January llth, 1755, transmitting 

Address of the Assembly to Gov'r Dobbs, delivered 
by the Speaker at the head of the House. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated Sthig!; 
February, 1755, transmitting 

An abstract of the Shipping and Tonnage and num- 
ber of Negroes entered in North Carolina, at a medium of 
seven years ending the 1st January, 1755. 

Letter from Gov'r Dobbs, to the Board, without date. 

Copy of a Memorial of the Merchants, Traders and 
Planters of North Carolina, to the Board. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



39 



1755. 

APRIL 



Sth. 



9th, 



22nd. 



MAY 



13th 



27ih, 



Copy of a Duplicate of a Proposal made for altering 
and fixing a Boundary Line betwixt North and South 
Carolina, with reasons to support the same. 

Copy of the Resolution of the Assembly upon tlie 
Deputy Auditor's letter. 

Original Letter from the Deputy Auditor General to 
the Governor of North Carolina. 

Copy of the Governor's Speech, at the end of the 
Sessions. 

Reasons given by the Governor for not passing 
a Bill. 

A Return of the number of Indian nations within and 
adjoining to North Carolina. 

Minutes of Council, from the 1st of February to 2Sth 
September, 1754. 

Journal of the Upper House of Assembly, from the 
14th December, 1754, to 15th January, 1755. 

Twelve Acts passed in January, 1755. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to Lord Halifax, rela- 
tive to the present state of North Carolina, with an ac- 
count of the state of the Fort built at Cape Fear ; and 
enclosing 

Plan of Fort Johnston, with some alterations. 

Address of the Grand Inquest for several Counties, to 
Governor Dobbs upon his arrival in North Carolina. 

Order of the Lords Justices in Council, dated 13th of 
May, 1755, upon a Representation of this Board, recom- 
mending Peter Henley, Esq're, to be Chief Justice ol 
North Carolina, and directing the Board to prepare a 
Warrant accordingly. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
dated 7th May, 1755, approving a Representation of this 
Board, proposing that an additional Instruction should 
be given to the Governor of North Carolina, empower- 
ing him to give assent under certain limitations to any 
f^aws for re-establishing the Towns and Counties hereto- 



40 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1755. 

MAY :i7ih, 



28tb 



JUNE 24th, 



JULY l3t. 



3rd. 



fore erected by virtue of Laws repealed by His Majesty ; 
and directing the Board to prepare the draught of an 
additional Instruction agreeable to the said Report. 

l-etter from Mr. Child, by order of Lord Granville, to 
Mr. Pownall, dated 29th April, 1755, in answer to one 
from his Lordship inclosing by order of the Board, an 
Extract of a Letter from Mr. Dobbs, Governor of North 
Carolina, relating to the expediency of re-surveying the 
several Counties in that Province. 

Sir Matthew Lamb's Report upon an Act passed in 
North Carolina, in January, 1755, entitled An Act for 
securing- the 'payment of Quit Rents due to His 
Majesty and Earl Granville for quieting Freeholders 
possession, ^*c. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated the 
10th of May, 1755, relating to the Place fixed upon by 
him for the Seat of Government. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated the 
4th of January, 1755, transmitting 

Copy of a Letter from Governor Dobbs to Jas. Glen, 
Esq're, Governor of South Carolina. 

Copy of a Letter from Governor Glen to Governor 
Dobbs, dated 28th February, 1755. 

Copy of the thirty-sixth Article of His Majesty's 
Instructions to James Glen, Esq're, Governor of South 
Carolina. 

Copy of a Letter from Governor Dobbs to Governor 
Glen, dated at Newbern, the 12th of March, 1755. 

State of the former proceedings rebitive to the Bounda- 
ry Line between the Northern and Southern Colonies 
with the Opinion of the Governor and Council of North 
Carolina what they think would be a proper Bounda- 
ry, dec. 

General List of Taxables, as returned into the Secre- 
tary's Office, for the year 1751. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



41 



1755. 

JULY Srd. 



16th. 



OCT. 31st. 



NOV. 4th 



Draught of an Act proposed to the Assembly of North 
Carolina for establishing a Paper Credit for 80,000 
Currency upon a new plan. 

The humble Address of the Assembly of North Caro- 
lina to His Majesty, dated 21st December, 1755. 

Copy of the Address of the Council of North Caro- 
lina, to Governor Dobbs, upon his Message to them. 

Resolution of the Assembly of North Carolina, 2nd 
January, 1755. 

Governor Dobbs's Proposal for a Copper Coinage for 
the Province of North Carolina. 

Journal of tlie House of Burgesses, from the 13th to 
the 23rd of December, 1754. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated the 
19th of May, 1755, relating to the expediency of building 
a Fort on Cape Lookout. 

Copy of an Order of Council, dated 13th of May, 
1755, approving a Warrant to authorize the Governor 
of North Carolina to pass a Patent, constituting Peter 
Henley, Esq're, Chief Justice of the said Province. 

Copy of an Order of Council, dated 24th of June, 
1755, approving the draught of an additional Instruction 
for Arthur Dobbs, Esq're, Governor of North Carolina, 
empowering him to give his assent to any Act or 
Acts for re-establishing the several Counties heretofore 
erected, &c. 

Memorial and Representation of the Merchants, Tra- 
ders and Planters in North Carolina, to the Board. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated the 
24th of August, 1755, containing a particular description 
of the nature of the Soil, and proposing an alteration in 
his Instruction relating to Grants of Lands. 

Order of Council, dated September 2nd, 1755, refer- 
ring to the consideration of this Board, an Extract of a 
Letter from Governor Dobbs to them, wherein he gives 

a particular account of a fine Harbour he has lately 





42 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1755. 

NOV. 4th. 

12th. 



1756. 



JAN. 



27ih. 



FEB. 



nth. 



16ih, 



surveyed at Cape Lookout, and proposes the building a 
strong Fort tiiero, &c. 

Objections to the late North Carolina Q,uit Rent Bill, 
passed in January 1755, by Mr. Child, Secretary to Earl 
Granville. 

Reasons in support of the Q,uit Rent of North Caro- 
lina, by Mr. Abercrombie, Agent of the said Province. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated 28tli 
of October, 1755, giving an account of the death of some 
members of the Council and recommending others to 
supply the vacancies, and transmitting 

Governor Dobbs's Speech to the Council and Assem- 
bly of North Carolina, in October, 1755, at the opening 
of the Session. 

Address of the Council of North Carolina to Governor 
Dobbs on his Speech to them at the opening of the 
Session. 

Address of the Assembly of North Carolina to Gov'r 
Dobbs on his Speech to them at the opening of the 
Session. 

Titles of Acts passed at North Carolina, in the 
Session began in October, 1755. 

Copy of a Letter from Mr. Nicholas, Attorney Gene- 
ral of North Carolina, dated Brunswick, May the 20th, 

1755, with an account of the Grievances he labours 
under in the Execution of his Office. 

Names of three gentlemen recommended to be Coun- 
cillors in North Carolina in the place of those deceased. 

Order of Council, dated the 3rd of February, 1756, 
approving a Representation of this Board proposing 
Edw'd Brice Dobbs, Esq're, to be one of the Council in 
North Carolina in the room of James Craven, Esq're, 
deceased. 

Copy of an Order of Council, dated 3rd of February, 

1756, approving a Warrant appointing Edward Brice 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



43 



1756. 

FEB'Y 16th 
MAY 11 til 



13th 



8th, 



do. 



Dobbs, Esq're, to be a Councillor of North Carolina in 
the room of James Craven, Esq're, deceased. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
CaroUna, to the Board, dated the 15th of December, 
1755, transmitting 

Minutes of the Upper House of Assembly, from the 
14th of December, 1754, to 15th January, 1755 ; also, 
Minutes of Assembly for the same time. 
Minutes of the Upper House of Assembly and Minutes 
of Assembly, from 25th September to 15th October, 1755. 
Six Acts passed at North Carolina, in October, 1755. 
Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated 26th 
December, 1755, in obedience to their Lordships' Order 
of 16th July, 1755. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated the 15th March, 1756, 
relating to the present state of the Defence of that Pro- 
vince and inclosing 

A List of the Militia and Taxable Persons in the 
several Counties in North Carolina for the year 1755, 
with 

An account of the quantity of Powder and Lead in 
the hands of the several Collectors of North Carolina. 

Order of Council, dated the 8th August, 1756, refer- 
ring to the consideration of this Board the humble Peti- 
tion of Henry McCulloch to His Majesty, praying that 
he would be graciously pleased to order that the sum 
that was deducted from the arrears of Salary due to him 
may be set off against the Quit Rents of such Lands as he 
and his associates are entitled to in North America, <fcc. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated the 14th June, 1756, 
inclosing 

Copy of a Conierence held with the King and War- 
riors of the Catawbaw by Mr. Chief Justice Henley, at 
Salisbury in North Carolina, in May 1756. 



44 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1756. 



OCT. 



NOV. 



8th 



2nd 



11th, 



19th. 



Copy of an Order in Council, dated 7th July, 1756, 
upon an application made by the Governor of North 
Carolina for a supply of Cannon and Stores for Fort 
Johnson on Cape Fear River, and directing such supply 
to be forthwith sent thither. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated 7th July. 1756, 
upon an application made by the Governor of North 
Carolina for a supply of Gunpowder and Ball, and 
directing such supply to be forthwith sent thither. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated 7th July, 1756, 
directing the Governor of North Carolina to appoint some 
proper person Storekeeper to prevent the embezzlement 
of the Stores sent to the said Province. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs. Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, dated 12th July, 1756, acknowledging the 
receipt of the Board's Letter of 17th February, and trans- 
mitting a plan for a Fort proposed by him to be erected 
at Cape Lookout together with the draught of the Har- 
bour there, and inclosing 

Copy of Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Earl of 
Loudoun, containing a full account of the state and con- 
dition of the Province, 16th July, 1756. 

A List of the Militia and Tythables in the Province 
of North Carolina. 

Letter from Mr. Cleveland, Secretary to the Lords of 
the Admiralty, dated the 5th November, 1756, in answer 
to one from Mr. Pownall inclosing Extract of a Letter 
from Governor Dobbs to Lord Loudoun, with the plan of 
the Harbour and a Fort proposed to be built at Cape 
Lookout. 

Letter from Mr. Rutherford, Receiver General of the 
Gluit Rents in North Carolina, relating to the state of the 
Revenue of Q,uit Rents in that Colony, and desiring 
leave to come to England on account of his private 
affairs. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



45 



1756. 

DEC. 24th. 



1757. 

JAN. 12th. 



FEB. 



4 th 



MARCH 2ik). 



l?th. 



Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq'r, Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated at Newbern, the 31st Octo- 
ber, 1756, transmitting 

Copy of a Letter from Major Lewis to Mr. Lyttleton, 
Governor of South CaroUna, dated Rowan, Nortli Caro- 
hna, the 30th September, 1756, relating to the Cherokee 
Indians. 

Copy of an Address of the Council of North Caro- 
lina to His Majesty, the 22nd October, 1756. 

Copy of an Address of the Assembly of North Caro- 
lina to His Majesty, the 14th October, 1756. 

Governor Dobbs's Speech to the Council and Assem- 
bly of North Carolina. 

Account of monies raised by the Province of North 
Carolina, in 1754, 1755 and 1756, for carrying on His 
Majesty's service against the enemy. 

Order of His Majesty in Council, dated 4th February, 
1757, approving a Representation of this Board proposing 
Richard Speight, Esq'r, to be one of the Council in 
North Carolina, in the room of Henry McCulloch, Esq'r, 
deceased, and directing a Warrant to be prepared for that 
purpose. 

Letter from Mr. Cleveland, Secretary to the Lords of 
the Admiralty, in answer to one from Mr. Pownall, in- 
closing Extract of a Letter from Governor Dobbs — and 
acquainting him that a Twenty Gun Ship and Sloop are 
ordered to protect the Trade of North Carolina. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated 13th October, 
1756, approving a Representation of this Board on the 
Memorial of Henry McCulloh, Esq'r, and directing the 
Governor of North Carolina accordingly to defer the 
execution of the 84th Article of his Instructions relative 
to Mr. McCulloh's Lands. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated loth October, 

1756, directing that the sum of £2,500, being arrears of 

' Salary due to Henry McCulloh, Esq'r, in March, 1752^ 



46 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1757. 

MARCH 17th. I 



APRIL :27Ui. 



JULY 



13tli. 



be set off against the Ctuit Rents due from liim to tlie 
Crown, as proposed by this Board in their Representa- 
tion on his Memorial. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated the 
2Gth of January, 1757, inclosing an account ot the white 
souls upon ihe twelve Tracts granted to Messrs. Huey, 
Wilcocks and associates, and transmitting 

Draught of two cases relative to Grants of I^and 
stated by Governors for the Opinion of Counsel. 

Journal of the Upper House of Assembly, from the 
30th September, to the 25th of October, 1756. 

Journal of the Assembly, for the same time. 

Four and twenty Acts passed the 25th of October, 1756. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq'r, Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated at Philadelphia, 22nd. March, 
1757, acquainting their Lordships with the Measures 
agreed on at a meeting: of the Southern Governors witli 
the Earl of Loudoun for the protection of the Carolinas. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated the 
30th May, 1757, relating to the present state of that Pro- 
vince, and transmitting 

Governor Dobbs's Speech to the Council and Assem- 
bly of North Carolina. 

Address of the Council of North Carolina to Govern- 
or Dobbs. 

Address of the Assembly of North Carolina to Govern- 
or Dobbs. 

Address of the Council of North Carolina to His 
Majesty, praying for an allowance out of the Quit Rents 



NOV. 



4th. 



for their trouble and charges in attending the Courts of 
Justice and upon other occasions. 

Journal of the Council, from 12th March, 1756, to 
the 30th May, 1757. 

Journal of the Assembly, from the 16th to the 2Sth 
May, 1757. 

Five Acts, passed 2Sth May, 1757, 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



47 



1757. 

NOV. II 111. 



DEC. 16th. 



175S. 

FEB. lOili. 



MARCH 15ih. 



MAY 2nd. 



Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated 
30th August, 1 757, containing some Observations on the 
proposal of Soutli Carolina for fixing the Boundary liine, 
and an account of the insolent behaviour of the Catawbas. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
dated the 16th November, 1757, referring to the consider- 
ation of this Board the humble Petition of the members 
of His Majesty's Council of North Carolina praying that 
His Majesty would be graciously pleased to direct an 
allowance to be paid to them out of the Q.uit Rents in 
consideration of their great expence as Councillors and 
sitting as Judg^es in the several Courts. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for 
Plantation Affairs dated 16th Jan'ry, 1758, referring the 
Petition of Mr. Henry McCulloh, late Inspector and 
Comptroller of His Majesty's Q,uit Rents in North and 
South Carolina, praying that in consideration of his great 
sufferings and hardships the sum of £1,035, may be paid 
to him out of the Revenue of4 |^ percent, inlieu of alike 
sum granted to him by warrant upon the Receiver of the 
Quit Rents in South Carolina. 

Memorial of James Murray, Esq'r, one of the Council 
in North Carolina, setting forth that he has been suspend- 
ed from the said Board by Gov'r Dobbs, and praying tfie 
Board would enquire into his case. 

Memorial of John Rutherford, Esq'r, one of the Coun- 
cil in North Carolina and Receiver General, setting forth 
that he has been suspended from his said Offices by Gov'r 
Dobbs and praying that he may have a copy of the com- 
plaint against him. 

Letter from James Abercrombie, Esq'r, dated April 13th 
1758, containing observations on the paper currency of 
that Province. 

Copy of Mr. Dobbs's Letter to Mr. Abercrombie, dated 
Dec'r 28th, 1757, acquainting him that the assembly had 
refused to continue him Agent for that Province. 



48 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1758. 



MAY 



10th. 



do. 



do. 



do. 



do, 



do. 



Letter from Arthur Dobbs Esq'r Gov'r of No. Caroli- 
na, to the Board dated 27 Dec'r 1757, giving an account 
of his having suspended Mr. Rutherford and Mr. Mur- 
ray from their seats in Council, and of his reasons lor so 
doing, and inclosing 

Copy of Gov'r Dobbs's Letter to the Lords Commis- 
sioners of the Treasury, dated 26 Dec'r 1757, in answer 
to their Secretary's Letter of the 19th of Jan'ry, referring 
to his consideration Mr. Rutherford's Letter to the Board 
of Trade of 19th June 1756, inclosing 

Copy of the Affidavit of Joseph Carruthers, Esq'r, 
dated 4th Jan'ry 1758, relative to accounts between the 
Deponent and Mr. Rutherford. 

Remarks upon the several articles and answers given 
to them by Mr. Rutherford in Council. 

The answer of Mr. Rutherford, Receiver General of 
the duit Rents in North Carolina, to articles of charge 
against him. 

Abstract of the Journal of Council of North Carolina, 
of 1st, 12th and 14th of December, 1757 — upon articles 
of charo-e aarainst Mr. Rutherford, Receiver General of 
the Q,uit Rents in North Carolina. 

Account of the number of Stores of Ai^ees granted in 
the King's part of North Carolina. 

Attested copies of printed Notes issued as a Paper 
Currency by Messrs. Murray and Rutherford. 

Governor Dobbs Proclamation forbidding the Receiv- 
ers of the Quit Rents to receive the notes issued by 
Messrs. Murray and Rutherford. 

Copy of a Bill passed by the Council and Assembly 
of North Carolina and rejected by Governor Dobbs, enti- 
tled An Act to regulate Elections. 

Copy of Governor Dobbs' Speech to the Council and 
Assembly, at the opening of the Session. 

Copy of the Address of the Council to Governor 
Dobbs, in answer to his Speech. 



NOIITII CAROLINA. 



49 



1758. 



iMAY 



,IULY 



NOV 



lOtl 



2Gili. 



3rd. 



Tth, 



1759. 

TAN. 1, 



Ih. 



Copy of the address of the Assembly to Governor 
Dobbs, ill answer to his Speech. 

Order in Council, dated June 15th, 1758, referring to 
the consideration of this Board a Letter from Mr. Ruth- 
erford to The Lord President respecting his being sus- 
pended from his seat in the Council of North Carolina. 

Copy of an order in Council, dated 4th of February, 
1757, approving a Warrant to appoint Richard Spaight, 
Esq., to be one of the Council in North Carolina. 

Order of His Majesty in Council, dated 6th Novem- 
ber, 1758, approving a representation of this Board, pro- 
posing that Charles Berry, Esq., may be appointed Chief 
Justice of North Carolina, in the room of Peter Henley, 
Esq., deceased, and directing a Warrant to be prepared. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated 30th April, 1758, respecting 
the raising of troops for the public service, and inclosing 

Governor Dobbs's Speech to the Council and Assem- 
bly. 

Address of the Council to the Governor. 

Governor's answer to the Council's address. 

Address of the Assembly to the Governor. 

Governor's answer to the Assembly's address. 

Proclamation for a Public Fast. 

Copy of the Journal of the Council, in November and 
December, 1757. 

Journal of the Upper House of Assembly from the 
22nd of November to 14th December, 1757. 

Journal of Assembly from the 22nd of November to 
14th of December, 1757. 

Report of the Committee of both Houses to examine 
and state the Public Accompts, November Sessions, 1757. 



50 



NORTH CAROrjNA. 



Letter to the Duke of Newcastle, with a Representa- 
tion and the Draught of a Commission for Captain Bur- 
rington to be Governor of North Carolina. 

Representation proposing that His Majesty should ap- 
point a Publick Seal for the Province of North Carolina. 

Representation with the Draught of a new Seal for 
the Province of North Carolina. 

Representation proposing a new Commission to be 
passed for trying Pirates in North Carolina. 

Letter to the Duke of Newcastle, in answer to two 
from his Grace, relating to the conduct of Sir Richard 
Everard, Deputy Governor of North Carolina, particu- 
larly as to granting of I^ands. 

Letter to Mr. Fane for his opinion whether according 
to the Carolina Charter any grant from the Lords Pro- 
prietors be valid, unless signed by them all, under their 
common Seal. 

Letter to Captain Burrington, Governor of North Car- 
olina for a list of persons to be of the Council in that 
Province. 

Letter to the Duke of Newcastle, inclosing a Repre- 
sentation with a Draft of general Instruction, and of those 
which relate to the Acts of Trade and Navigfation for 
Captain Burrington, Governor of North Carolina. 

Letter to Captain Burrington appointed Governor of 
North Carolina, in answer to two queries from him, re- 
lating to the granting of Lands, and the reservation of 
Q,uit Rents thereupon. 

Letter to the Duke of Newcastle with the Draughts 
of a Warrant to Captain Burrington Governor of North 
Carolina for using the new Seal prepared for that Pro- 
vince. 



1729- 


-30. 


JAN. 


15lh. 


FEB. 


3rd. 


MARCH 


25th. 


APRIL 


28th. 


JUNE 


4tli. 


AUG. 


4 th. 




13th. 


DEC. 


10th. 




31st. 


1730-3L 


FEB. 


24th. 



Circular Letter to the Governors of His Majesty's 
Plantations in America, with a Copy of Mr. Attorney and 
Mr. Solicitor General's Report, concerning Fines and 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



51 



1730-31. 

FEB'Y 24th 



JULY 



29(h 



1732. 

JUNE 20th 



21st 



23rd. 



30 th. 



JULY 20th. 



22nc]. 



AUG. 16ih. 



Recoveries passed in England, cutting off' Intails of Lands 
in the Plantations. 

Representation proposing the Repeal of two Acts pas- 
sed at Virginia in 1705, and 1726, against importing or 
bringing Tobacco from North Carolina into Virginia. 
Vide Virginia. 

Letter to Captain Burrington, Governor of North 
Carolina, to explain some parts of one of his Letters to 
the Board. 

Letter to the Puke of Newcastle with an extract of 
one from Captain Burrington, relating to some differences 
apprehended between the Indians of that Province and 
South Carolina. 

Letter to Captain Burrington upon that subject. 

Letter to Colonel Johnson, Governor of South Caro- 
lina, upon the same subject. Vide South Carolina. 

Certificate from the Board of Trade relating to Mr. 
Shelton's services, and recommending him to the Lords 
of tlie Treasury for some employment. Vide South Car- 
olina. 

Letter to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General, 
with a case and queries relating to the validity of Laws 
passed in North Carolina, in the Lords Proprietors names, 
after the purchase of that Province by the Crown. 

Letter to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General, 
upon a memorial of Mr. Smith, Chief Justice and Chief 
Baron, of North Carolina, relating to the Laws of that 
Province. 

Letter to Mr. Burchet, Secretary to the Lords of the 
Admiralty, with extracts of several Papers of Complaint 
from Captain Burrington, Governor of North Carolina, 
and Mr. Porter, Judge of the Admiralty there, against 
each other. 

Letter to Captain Burrington, Governor of North Car- 
olina, from the Secretary, with Copies of Mr. Porter's 



52 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1732 




AUGUST 


I6tli. 


1733 




APHIL 


5th. 


JULY 


]8th. 


DEC. 


Gth. 




11th. 


1733- 


4. 


JAN. 


5tli. 


1735 




AUG. 


12th. 


SEPT. 


•lih. 




lOih. 




12th. 


OCT. 


Ilih. 



Complaints against Captain Burrington, for his answer 
thereto. 

Letter to Mr, Porter, late Judge of the Yice Admiral- 
ty Court in North Carolina and one of the Council there, 
with Copies of Captain Burrington's complaints against 
him, for his answer. 

Letter to the Duke of Newcastle, with a Representa- 
tion and the Draught of a Commission for Gabriel John- 
ston, Esq., to be Governor of North Carolina. 

Representation with the Draughts of Instructions for 
Gabriel Johnston, Esq., appointed Governor of North 
Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General, 
with a Copy of a Representation from Mr. Smitii. Chief 
Justice and Chief Baron of North Carolina, relating to 
the Laws of that Province. 

Letter to Mr. Attorney General Willes, in answer to 
one from him of the 10th instant, relating to the Laws 
of North Carolina. 

Letter to Mr, Attorney General, with a copy of the 
first Charter to The Lords Proprietors of Carolina, in or- 
der to his and Mr. Solicitor General's opinion concerning 
the Laws of North Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Burchet for Draughts of Commissions 
and Instructions proper to be given to private Ships of 
War in the Plantations. Vide Plantations General. 

Letter to Mr. Attorney General with extract of one 
from Mr, Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, about 
Blank Patents for Land. 

Representation to the Queen, recommending three 
New Councillors for the Province of North Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina. 

Letter to Jolm Willes, Esq., His Majesty's Attorney 
General, inclosing the case of tlie Blank Patents for Land 
in North Carolina, 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



53 



1735. 

.\0V. lOth. 



DEC. 



I61I1 



1735-6, 

MARCH 2n(l. 



16th 



1736. 



MAY 



OCT. 



NOV. 



Letter to Captain Burrington, late Governor of North 
Carolina. 

Letter from the Secretary to Mr. Jolniston, Governor 
of North Carolina. 

Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
upon Mr. McCullocii's Petition for two Tracts of Land 
in North Carolina. 

Letter to Gabriel Johnston, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, Irom the Secretary. 

Representation upon Proposals offered by several 
Swiss Protestants for making a settlement in North Car- 
olina. 

Letter to Mr. Fane, with nine Acts passed in North 
Carolina, in i734-'35, for his opinion thereon, in point of 
Law. 

Letter to the Attorney General, reminding him of 
some formerly sent him, relating t-o the Laws of North 
Carolina, as also to the Governors of that Province, grant- 
ins: Blank Patents for Land there. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council up- 
on the Petition of Messrs Crimble and Huey. 

Letter to Gabriel Johnston, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Fane, for his opinion on the Biennial 
JAN. 26th.| Law. 

1737. Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council up- 

■■^^'''- on the Proposals of Messrs, Crymble and Huey, for making 
a settlement of 6,000 Foreign Protestants in North Caro- 
lina. 

Representation for repealing an Act passed in North 
Carolina, by the late Lords Proprietors, relating to the 
Biennial and other Assemblies. 

Letter from the Secretary to Mr. Johnston, Governor 
of North Carolina. 



DEC. 



7di 



2iul. 



Oth. 



llth. 
24 th. 



20tli 



1736-7. 



APRIL 



2l8t, 



22nd. 



54 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



Letter to Mr. Jolinstorij Governor of North Carolina, 
inclosing copy of the Attorney and Solicitor General's 
opinion on some Laws passed there, between the time of 
the surrender of that Province and 
ton's arrival there. 



1736. 

SEPT. 30tli. 



1737-8. 

FEB. 8lh. 

1738. 

JUNE 21st. 



1738-9. 

JAN. 17th. 



1739. 

JULY 5th. 

AUG. 30ih. 



Governor Burring- 



SEPT. 12th, 

1739-40. 

JAN. 17th. 

1740. 

APlllL 22nd. 



JUNE 



JULY 



26th. 



26th. 
1st. 



Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina. 

Report to the Committee of Council upon Mr. Mc- 
CuUoch's Memorial, and some Proposals for the better col- 
lecting the Quit Rents in Carolina. Vide Plantations 
general. 

Representations proposing James Murray, Esq., to be 
one of the Council of North Carolina, in the room of 
Edmund Porter, deceased. 

Circular Letter to the Governor — Coin — Paper Cur- 
rency. Vide Plantations general. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council up- 
on the Petition of Mr. McCuUoch, relating to his place 
of Inspector of the Quit Rents, and being a Councillor 
Extraordinary in both Provinces of South and North 
Carolina. Vide South Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, 
in answer to some received from him. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Fane, for his opinion upon eleven Acts 
passed at North Carolina, in 1738. 

Representation to the Lords Justices for repealing an 
Act passed at North Carolina, in 1738, entituled an Act 
for providing His Majesty a Rent Roll, for securing His 
Majesty's Quit Rents, &c. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina. 

Representation to the Lords Justices, proposing the 
repeal of an Act passed at North Carolina in 1738, de- 
claring what shall be deemed a sufficient cultivation of 
Lands in that Province, <^c. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



55 



1740. 

OCT. 29th 

1740-1. 

MARCH 24th 



AUG. 



26ih 



1742. 

MAY 4th 



AUG. 



ISth 



20th, 



27th. 



OCT. 14th. 



1743. 

JULY 22ncl. 



1744. 

JULY 19th, 

1745. 

JUNE 27th. 



Letter to Mr. Fane, for his opinion upon foitr Acts 
passed at North Carolina in February, 1739-'40. 

Letter to Mr. Fane, for his opinion upon thirteen Acts 
passed at JNorth Carolina in 1740. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, 
in answer to several received from him. 

Letter to Mr. Manley, Secretary to the Commissioners 
of the Customs for their opinion upon two Acts passed at 
North Carolina in February 1739, and August 1740. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina 
in answer to one from him. 

Letter to Mr. Scope, Secretary to the liOrds of the 
Treasury, inclosing the copy of one from Mr. Johnston, 
Governor of North Carolina, relating to the difficulties 
he finds himself under, in relation to the collecting His 
Majesty's Q,uit Rents in that Province. 

Letter to Mr. McCulloh, Commissioner for supervis- 
ing and controlling the Revenues and Grants of Lands 
in South and North Carolina. Yide South Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Scrope, Secretary of the Treasury, in 
answer to one from him signifying that the Lords of the 
Treasury desire to be informed whether there is any es- 
tablished Court of Exchequer in North Carolina. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing the disal- 
lowance of an Act passed in the Province of North Car- 
olina in August, 1740, to appoint Clerks for the several 
County Courts within that Province. 

Letter from the Secretary to Mr. McCulloh, Com- 
missioner of Q,uit Rents in South and North Carolina. 
Vide South Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carohna. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, 
inclosing copy of an Act of Parliament lately passed, re- 
lating to the Trial of Pirates by Courts of Admiralty in 
the Plantations. 



50 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



urn. 

SEPT. SOiIi. 



1747. 

APrjL 2nd. 



MAY 26th. 



JUNE IGiJi. 



.TULY 2211(1. 



AUG. 11th 



1748. 

MAY 24th 



.TUNE 17th. 
AUG. 30th. 



lietier to Mr. Scrope with Copy of a Representation 
from Mr. McCulloh relatinij to obstrnctions that he 
meets with in scttlinj^ His Majesty's Revenue of Q.uit 
Rents in Carolina. Vide South CaroUna. 

Letter to Mr. Attorney and Sohcitor General for their 
opinion upon an Act of North Carolina, giving a priority 
to Province Debts. Passed in the year 1715, by the late 
Lords Proprietors. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, 
in answer to two received from him since the Board's 
last liBtter. 

Representation to His Majesty against an Act passed 
under the Proprietors of North Carolina in 1716, con- 
cerning Attornies from Foreign Parts, and ior giving pri- 
ority to Country Debts. 

Letter to Mr. Lamb for his opinion upon an Act pas- 
sed at North Carolina in December, 1740, for the letter 
ascertaining the nn?nber of Members to be chosen for 
the several Counties in that Province to sit in General 
Assembly. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, 
inclosing the copy of an order of the Lords of the Com- 
mittee of Council with the Petition of several Palatines 
in that Province. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, 

upon an Act passed in North Carolina in 1740, for the 

better ascertaining the number of Members to be chosen 

for the several Counties within this Pi'ovince to s-it in 

General Assembly ^'c. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston. Governor of North Carolina, 
in answer to one received from him. 

liCtter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, 
in answer to one received from him. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
upon the Petition of the Palatines in North Carolina, 
complaining of their having been dispossessed of Lands 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



57 



1748 


, 


AUG. 


30th. 


DEC. 


14tli. 


1749 




FEB. 


20ih. 


JULY 


Mth. 


JULY 


27th. 


AUG. 


3rd. 


NOV. 


7th. 


1750 


. 


APRIL 


30th. 


MAY 


Uth. 


SEPT. 


iBt. 


NOV. 


29th. 


1751 




APRIL 


12th. 



granted them in that Province, by Her late Majesty Q,ueen 
Anne, by Colonel Thomas Pollock and his Heirs. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
with the Draught of an Additional Instruction to Gabriel 
Johnston, Esq., Governor of North Carolina. 

Letter to the Duke of Bedford in answer to one re- 
ceived from him relating to some complaints against Mr. 
Johnston, Governor of North Carolina. 

Letter from the Secretary to Governor Johnston, in- 
closing Copy of a Memorial from Mr. McCullocli, with 
Complaints against the said Governor for his answer. 

Letter to the Duke of Bedford, inclosing Copy of a 
Letter and Extract of another from Gabriel Johnston, 
Esq., Governor of North Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, 
in answer to several received from him. 

Letter to Mr. Lamb, for his opinion in point of Law, 
upon one and twenty Acts passed at North Carolina, be- 
tween December, 1746, and October, 1748. 

Letter to Mr. Attorney, and Mr. Solicitor General, for 
their opinion upon two Acts passed at North Carolina in 
1746, inclosing likewise several other Papers relating to 
those Acts. 

Letter to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General with 
Copies of Papers lately received from Mr. Abercromby 
and Mr. McCulloh, relating to Mr. Johnston, Governor 
o{ North Carolina. 

Letter to Governor Johnston, in answer to several re- 
ceived from him. 

Letter to the Duke of Bedford, inclosing an Account 
of Five Spanish Ships being put on Shore in North Car- 
olina. 

Letter from Mr. Hill to Mr. Johnston, Governor of 
North Carolina, requiring Copies of such Papers relating 
to that Government, as are wanting in this Office, to be 
prepared to the present time, and transmitted to this Board 

S 



58 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1751. 


APRIL 


12tli. 




27tli. 


MAY 


13th. 


JULY 


17th. 


NOV. 


17 th. 


1753. 

JAN. 11th. 



19th. 



Slst. 



MAY 7th. 



DEC. 5th. 



1754. 

MARCH 11th. 



as soon as may be ; and desiring lor the future all Pub- 
lick Papers may be regularly sent to their Lordships 
every six months. 

Representation to the Lords Justices proposing the 
appointment of nine Councillors in the Province of North 
Carolina. 

Representation to the Lords Justices inclosing Drafts 
of Warrants for admitting James Hassel, James Innes, 
John Rutherford, Francis Corbin, John Swan, John Daw- 
son, James Craven, Lewis DeRosset, Jun'r and John 
Ruasset, Esq., to be of the Council in that Province. 

Letter to Governor Johnston, with general (Queries 
from the Board, relating to the present state of the Pro- 
vince. 

Letter from Mr. Pownall to Thomas Child, Esq., one 
of the Coimcil of North Carolina, relating to his absence 
from the said Province without His Majesty's leave. 

Representation to His Majesty in Council proposing 
Arthur Dobbs, Esq., to be Governor of North Carolina, 
in the room of Gabriel Johnston, Esq., deceased. 

Letter to Enoh Hall, Esq., Chief Justice of North 
Carolina concerning his absence from thence without 
His Majesty's leave. 

Representation to His Majesty inclosing the Draught 
of a Commission for Arthur Dobbs, Esq., to be Governor 
of North Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General in- 
j closing a state of a Case and Queries. 

Letter to Mr. Rowan, President of the Council and 
I Commander in Chief of North Carolina, acknowledging 
the receipt of several from him. 

I Representation to His Majesty upon the Body of Laws 
lately transmitted from North Carolina, and relative to 
i the state of the said Province. 

Representation with Copy of a Memorial from Mr. 
, Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina, relative to the in- 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



59 



1754. 

MARCH Mth. 



MAY 



JUNE 



JUNE 



DEC. 



24 til 



4ih. 



17ili 



18th. 



21st, 



16th 



1755. 

APRIL 9tli. 



10th. 



15tli 



15tl 



sufficiency of the Q,uit Rents to pay his salary, and pray- 
ing an adequate sum may be allowed for the dignity of 
the Government. 

Representation to His Majesty upon the Memorial of 
Mr. Henry McCuUoh. 

Letter to Sir Thomas Robinson, inclosing Copy of 
one from Mr. Rowan, President of the Council of North 
Carolina. 

Representation to His Majesty, with the Draft of Gen- 
eral Instructions and of those for Trade for Arthur 
Dobbs, Esq. 

Representation proposing that Henry McCuUoh, Esq., 
may b^- ^pointed Secretary of North Carolina, in the 
room of Nathaniel Rice, Esq., deceased. 

Representation to His Majesty with the Draft of a 
Warrant appointing Henry McCuUoh, Esq., to be Secre- 
tary and Clerk of the Crown in North Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Lamb, with thirteen Acts. 

Letter from Mr. Pownall, to the Right Honourable 
Earl Granville, inclosing extract of a Letter from Gover- 
nor Dobbs, relative to the expediency of surveying the 
several Countys &c., in North Carolina. 

Representation to His Majesty, inclosing extract of a 
Letler from Arthur Dobbs, FJsq., Governor of North Caro- 
lina, relative to the defenceless state of the said Province. 

Letter to Mr. "West, Secretary to tlie Treasury, inclos- 
ing two extracts of a Letter from Mr. Dobbs, Governor 
of North Carolina, to the Board, relating to surveying 
the several Counties in that Province. 

Representation to His Majesty proposing that an ad- 
ditional Instruction may be given to the Governor of 
North Carolina, inipowering him to give his assent to 
new Laws for erecting Counties and Townships. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing that an ad- 
ditional Instruction may be given to the Governor of 



60 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



North Carolina, empowering him to grant Lands on the 
Frontiers of the Colony near the mountains. 

Letter to Sir Mattlievv Lamb. Bart., with twelve Acts 
passed in January 1755. 

Representation proposing that Peter Henley, Esq., 
may be appointed Chief Justice of North Carolina. 

Report to tiie Lords of the Committee of Council in- 
closing extract of a Letter from Governor Dobbs, with 
plan of a Fort, lately erected on Cape Fear River. 

Representation to the Lords Justices with a Warrant, 
appointing Peter Henley, Esq., to be Chief Justice of 
North Carolina. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council with 
the Draught of an additional Instruction to Mr. Dobbs, 
Governor of North Carolina, empowering him to pass 
Laws for re-establishing Towns and Counties heretofore 
erected &c. 

Representation to the Lords Justices inclosing extract 
of a Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, relative to his intention of building a Fort at 
Cape Lookout. 

Letter to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, in answer to several received from him. 

Representation to His Majesty, with extract of a Let- 
ter from Governor Dobbs, relative to grants of Lands 
upon easier terms of cultivation than prescribed by his 
present Instructions. 

Letter from Mr. Pownall to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Go- 
vernor of North Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Clenland, Secretary to the Lords of the 
Admiralty, inclosing extract of a Letter from Governor 
Dobbs relative to the expediency of fortifying a Harbour 
at Cape Lookout. 

Letter from Mr. Pownall, to Mr. West, Secretary, to 
the Lords of the Treasury, inclosing Copy of Act of 
North Carolina, for ascertaining and securing the pay- 



1755. 1 


APRIL 


15th. 




18th. 




22nd. 




24th. 


MAY 


13th. 


JUNE 


3rd. 


JULY 


29th. 


AUG. 


6th. 


NOV. 


6th. 




Tth. 




27th. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



61 



1755 


, 


NOV. 


27ih. 


1756 




JAN. 


23th. 


FEB'Y 


17th. 


MARCH 


9th. 


JULY 


29lh. 


OCT. 


9th. 


NOV. 


3rd. 




12th. 




22nd. 


DEC. 


2Sth. 



ment of Q,uit Rents due to His Majesty, &c., and other 
papers relative thereto. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing Edward 
Brice Dobbs, Esq., to be one oi the Council in North 
Carolina, in the room of James Craven, Esq., deceased. 

Representation to His Majesty, inclosing a Warrant, 
appointing Brice Dobbs, Esq., to be one ol the Council 
in North Carolina, in the room of James Craven, Esq., 
deceased. 

Letter to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, in answer to one from him. 

Letter to Governor Dobbs, directing him to enquire 
into the state of the grants made in the year 1746, to the 
associates of Murry Crymble and James Huey. 

Letter to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina in answer to two received from him. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
upon the petition of Henry McCulloh, Esq., late Inspec- 
tor, and Comptroller of the (iuit Rents in North and 
South Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Clenland, Secretary to the Lords of the 
Admiralty, inclosing two plans lately received from Gov- 
ernor Dobbs, and extract of a Letter from him to the 
Earl of Loudoun. 

Letter to Governor Dobbs, in answer to one from him 
of the 17th of February last, and enclosing Extract of a 
Letter from Mr. Clenland, Secretary to the Lords of the 
Admiralty. 

Letter to Mr. Hardinge, Secretary to the Lords of the 
Treasury, inclosing Copy of a Letter from Mr. Ruther- 
ford, proposing methods for the better regulation and man- 
agement of the Q,uit Rents. 

Letter to Mr. Hardinge, Secretary to the Lords of the 
Treasury, inclosing extract of a Letter from Mr. Dobbs, 
Governor of North Carolina, relative to the want of a 
proper officer of the Customs at Ocracoke Inlet. 



02 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



Letter to Mr. Clenland, Secretary to the Lords of the 
Admiralty, inclosing extract of a Letter from Mr. Dobbs, 
Governor of North Carolina, relative to French Priva- 
teers infesting the Coasts of that Province. 

Letter to Mr. Hardinge, Secretary to the Lords of the 
Treasury, inclosing two extracts of a Letter from Arthur 
Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North Carolina, to this Board 
and Copy of an Act referred to. 

Letter to the Right Honorable William Pitt, Esq., 
Secretary of State, in answer to his of the 3rd instant, 
relating to the giving a pecuniary aid to Virginia and the 
other Southern Colonies. Vide Virginia. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing Richard 
Spaight, Esquire, to be one of the Council in North Caro- 
lina, in the room of Henry McCillloh, Esq., deceased. 

Representation to His Majesty, inclosing a Warrant, 
appointing Richard Spaight, Esq., to be one of the Coun- 
cil in North Carolina, in the room of Henry McCuUoh, 
Esq., deceased. 

Letter to Mr. Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina, in 
answer to one received from him. 

Letter to Mr. Hardinge, Secretary to the Lords of the 
Treasury, enclosing extract of a Letter from Governor 
Dobbs, and Copy of two cases therein referred to. 

Representation to His Majesty, witli an humble Peti- 
tion of the Members of the Council in North Carolina, 
praying for an allowance to be paid them for their attend- 
ance in the several Courts as Judges. 

Letter to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, in answer to three received from him. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council up- 
on the Petition of the Members of His Majesty's Council 
in North Carolina, praying lor an allowance out of the 
Quit Rents for their attendance as Councillors and Judges 
in the several Courts. 



175 

DEC. 


5. 

23l1i. 


175 


7. 


JAN. 


13th. 




21st. 


FEB. 


4th. 


MARCH 


10th. 


APRIL 


28th. 


NOV. 


6th. 




9th. 


DEC. 


22iid. 



NORTH CAUOLINA. 



63 



1758. 

FEB. IGth 



iMAY 12th. 



JULY 28th. 



OCT. 23 th 



NOV. 7th 



1759. 



JAN. 



17th 



Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council for 
Plantation Affairs, relating to the payment of the arrears 
of salary due to Mr. McCuUoh, as Inspector of the Quit 
Rents in North and South Carolina. 

Representation to His Majesty, accompanying extract 
of a Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, and several papers received with it, respecting 
the suspension of Mr. Rutherford, Receiver General of 
the Quit Rents from the said office, likewise the said 
Rutherford and Mr. Murray, from their scats in the Coun- 
cil, in the said Province. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
upon an Order from their Lordships, dated 15th June 
last, referring the Copy of a Letter from John Rutherford, 
Esq., to the Lord President, relative to the suspension of 
him, the said John Rutherford and James Murray, Esq., 
from their seats in the Council of North Carolina. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing Charles 
Berry, Esq., to be Chief Justice of North Carolina, in the 
room of Peter Henley, Esq., deceased. 

Representation to His Majesty, with a Warrant au- 
thorizing the Governor of North Carolina, to cause Let- 
ters Patent to be passed for appointing Charles Berry, 
Esq., Chief Justice of the said Province, in the room of 
Peter Henley, Esq., deceased. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated April 30, 1758, respecting 
the raising of Troops for the Publick service ; and in- 
closing 

The Governoi's Speech to the Council and Assembly. 

Address of the Council to the Governor. 

Governor's answer to the Council's addres"^. 

Address of the Assembly to the Governor. 

Governor's answer to the Assembly's address. 

Proclamation for a Public Fast. 



04 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1759. 

JAN. 17ili 



2'lili 



JAN. 29tli, 



31st. 



FEB. 20th. 



Copy of the Journal of the Council in November and 
December, 1757. 

Journal of the Upper House of Assembly from No- 
vember 22nd to December 14. 1757. 

Journal of Assembly from November 22ndj to De- 
cember 14, 1757. 

Reports of the Committee of both Houses to examine 
and state the public accompts in November session 1757. 

Letter from the Secretary to Mr. Wood, Secretary to 
the Commissioners of the Customs, transmitting Copy of 
an Act passed in North Carolina, to restrain the exporta- 
tion of bad and unmerchantable Tobacco (fcc, for their 
opinion thereupon. 

Letter from the Secretary to the Bishop of London, 
with a Copy of an Act of North Carolina, passed in 1755, 
for appointing Parishes and Vestries &c., for his senti- 
ments thereupon. 

Letter from the Secretary to Charles Berry, Esq., 
Chief Justice, and Thomas Child, Esq., Attorney Gener- 
al of North Carolina, transmitting an Act of that Pro- 
vince for providing indifferent Jurymen in all causes &,c. 
for their opinion thereupon. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing the repeal 
of an Act passed in North Carolina, in 1755, for quieting 
Possessions, &c. 

Letter from Mr. Wood, Secretary to the Commission- 
ers of the Customs, dated February 17, 1759, to Mr. 
Pownall, containing their opinion on a North Carolina 
Act to restrain the exportation of bad and unmerchant- 
able Tobacco. 

The Act ordered to lye by, till its operation may be 
further known. 

Letter from the Bishop of London to the Board, dated 
February 19, 1759, containing observations on an Act of 
North Carolina, for appointing Parishes and Vestries, &c, 
and inclosing 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



G5 



1759. 

PEC. 20th 

27th. 



MARCH IGtlu 



APRIL 



10th. 



12th, 



S5th. 



Some observations on ecclesiasiical Government in 
America — vide Plantations general. 

Representation to His Majesty proposing the repeal of 
an Act passed in 1755, for appointing Parishes and Ves- 
tries, &c. 

Report of the Chief Justice and Attorney General of 
North Carolina, upon six Acts passed in that Province 
in 1754, 1755, 1756. 

Memorial of the Merchants of London and others in- 
terested in and trading to the Province of North Caroli- 
na, complaining of two Acts passed there in 1748 and 
1754, for emitting Paper Bills of credit. 

Report of the Chief Justice and Attorney General ©f 
North Carolina, (without date) upon two Acts passed there 
in 1755, the one for appointing Sheriffs, &c., the other 
for regulating Orphans, their Guardians and Estates. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated December 20th, 1758, in- 
closing 

Speech of Governor Dobbs, to the Council and As- 
sembly. 

Address of the Council to Governor Dobbs. 

Address of the Assembly to Governor Dobbs. 

Titles of twenty Acts passed in December 1758. 

Representation to His Majesty, on the Memorial from 
the Merchants, and complaining of two Acts pasted in 
North Carolina in 1748 and 1754,foremitting Paper Bills of 
credit. 

Representation to His Majesty proposing the repeal of 
several Acts passed in North Carolina in 1754, 1755 and 
1756. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, to the Board, dated 
Brunswick, January 22nd 1759, containing a variety of 
matters respecting the proceedings of the Council and 
Assembly, and the State of the Province in general, and 
inclosing 

9 



66 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1759. 1 


APRIL 


25th 


MAY 


22nd. 




23rcl, 




24th. 


JUNE 


1st. 




19th. 




21st. 




26th. 



Reports of the Committee of both Houses of Assem- 
bly met at Edenton, to examine, state and settle the pub- 
lic accounts of this Province, November 25, 1758. 

Reports of the Committee of public claims held at 
Edenton November 27, 1758. 

Letter to Mr. Secretary Pitt, desiring him to move 
His Majesty that Mr. Benjamin Turner may be appointed 
Naval Oificer of North Carolina in the room of Mr. Ben- 
jamin \Yheatly, deceased — and inclosing a Warrant in 
the usual form. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for 
Plantation Affairs, dated April 26, 1759, approving a rep- 
resentation upon a memorial of the Merchants, <fcc., com- 
plaining of two Acts passed in North Carolina in 1748 
and 1754, for issuing Paper Bills of credit, and directing 
the Draught of an additional instruction conformable to 
it. 

Report of The Lords of the Committee of Council 
for Plantation Affairs, with the Draught of an additional 
Instruction to the Governor of North Carolina authoriz- 
ing him to recommend it to the Council and Assembly to 
pass an Act for amending the two Acts passed in 1748 
and 1754, complained of by the Merchants. 

Letter to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, in answer to several received from him. 

Petition of Thomas Child, appointed Attorney Gen- 
eral of North Carolina, in 1745, stating his intention of 
going over to that Province, and praying that he may 
have the King's Licence to resume his office of Attornev 
General upon his arrival. 

Representation to His Majesty proposijig that Mr. 
Child may have a new appointment as Attorney General 
of North Carolina. 

Order in Council, dated June 26, 1759, approving the 
said representation, and directing a new Warrant to be 
prepared. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



67 



1759. 



26th. 



21th. 



25th 



1st., 



12th. 



Representation to His Majesty inclosing tlie said War- 
rant. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing the confir- 
mation of a private Act passed in North CuroUna in De- 
cember 1757, relative to the estate of Harding Jones. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
CaroHna, to tliis Board, dated May 18, 1759, respecting 
his refusing his assent to the Aid Bill, and observations 
upon two others lately passed and inclosing 

Address of the Council to the Governor. 

Address of the Assembly to the Governor. 

Governor's Speech to the Assembly upon their Proro- 
gation. 

A Bill for granting an Aid to His Majesty to augment 
the Troops now in the pny of this Province; and min- 
utes of Council from 26lh November to 23rd December 
1758. 

Minutes of Assembly from 23rd November to 23rd 
December 1758. 

Minutes of Council in Assembly from 23rd Novem- 
ber to 23rd December 1758. 

Five Acts passed 4th May, and twenty passed 22nd 
December 1758. 

Letter to Governor Dobbs in answer to a Letter from 
him of the IStli May last, inclosing Copy of the Aid Bill 
and other papers. 

Representation to His Majesty for disallowing an Act 
passed in North Carolina December 1757, to impower the 
Justices of the Supreme Courts to take the acknowledg- 
ment or Proof of Deeds, &.c. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Estj., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated 11th September, 1750, ac- 
knowledging the receipt of their Lordship's Letter of Lst 
June, and of His Majesty's Order repealing seven Acts; — 
giving a otate of the Council ; and inclosing 



68 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



Journal of the Upper House oi Assembly from 23rd 
November to 23rd December 1758. 

Journal of the Lower House of Assembly from 8th to 
18th of May, 1759. 

Order of His Majesty in Council, dated August 10, 
1759, repealing an Act passed in North Carolina in Ue- 
cember 1757, to impower the Justices of the Supreme 
Courts to take the acknowledgment or Proof of Deeds, 
and for allowing them a salary. 

Letter from Mr. Pownall to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Go- 
vernor of North Carolina, transmitting the said order m 
Council, and Copy of the Board's representation upon the 
Act mentioned therein. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated February 28, 1760, stating 
the difficulties he is under, with respect to the Towns 
and Counties that are to send Representatives to the next 
General Assembly. 

Letter to Governor Dobbs, in answer to his of the 28th 
February last. 

Copy of an order of His Majesty in Council, dated 
November 6, 1758, approving a Warrant appointing 
Charles Berry, Esq., Chief Justice of the Province of 
North Carolina, in the room of Peter Henley, Esq., de- 
ceased. 

Copy of an order of His Majesty in Council, dated. 
February 2nd, 1759, repealing an Act passed in the Pro- 
vince of North Carolina, in October 1755, to quiet the 
Freeliolders in the Possession of their Lands, 6cc. 

Copy of an Order of His Majesty in Council, dated 
March 3rd, 1759, repealing an Act passed in the Pro- 
vince of North Carolina m January 1755, for appointing 
Parishes and Vestries, for the encouragement of an Or- 
thodox Clergy, tSic. 



175 
DEC. 


9. 

12th. 


1760. 


FEB. 


12th. 




15th. 


APRIL 


23rd 


JUNE 


13th. 


JULY 


8th. 











NORTH CAROLINA. 



69 



1760. 

JULY 8th 



2Gih, 



Copy of an order of His Majesty in Council, dated 
April 14, 1750, repealinc: ftve Acts passed in the Province 
of North Carolina in 1755 and 1756. 

Copy of an order of His Majesty in Council, dated 
May 31, 1759, approving the Draught of an Instruction 
for Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North Carolina, di- 
recting him to reconniiend to the Council and Assembly 
to pass a La\v to amend two Acts passed there in 1748 
and 1754. 

Copy of an Order of His Majesty in Council, dated 
July 24ih, 1759, approving an Act passed in the Province 
of North Carolina, m December 1757, to dock the entail 
of certain Lands now in the possession of Harding Jones, 
(fcc. 

Copy of an Order of His Majesty in Council dated 
August 10, 1759, repealing an Act passed in the Province 
of North Carolina, in December 1757, to impowcr the 
Justices of the Supreme Courts to take the acknowledg- 
ment or Proof of Deeds, (fcc. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated 19th January 1760, respect- 
ing Courts of Justice ; alterations in the Council ; ac- 
counts of the Treasurers; Paper Bills of credit, &c.; 
and inclosing copy of Governor Dobbs' speech to the 
Council and Assembly of North Carolina, at the opening 
of their Sessions. 

Copy of the Council's address in answer to the Gov- 
ernor's speech. 

Copy of the Assembly's address in answer to the Go- 
vernor's speech. 

Copy of the Governor's speech to the Council and 
Assembly, upon tlieir dissolution. 

Report of the Connuittee of Publick claims in No- 
vember Session at Wilmington 1759. 

Ci>[)y uf Mr. Barker's account, 1759. 



70 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1760. 
NOV, 26ili 



Copy of a Bill for establisliiiii^ a Court of King's 
Bench and Courts of Common Pleas for the Province of 
North Carolina, which was rejected by the Council. 

Copy of a Bill for establishing Superior Courts of 
Pleas and Grand Sessions, and regulating the proceedings 
therein, which was rejected by the Council. 

Minutes of Council in Assembly from 8th to ISth 
May, 1759. 

Minutes of Council in Assembly from 23rd, Novem- 
ber 1759, to 9th January 1760. 

Minutes of Assembly from November 23rd, 1759, to 
January 9th, 1760. 

Reports of the Committee of both Houses for stating 
the Publick accounts, December 5th, 1759. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs dated May 28th, 1760, 
informing the Board of the refusal of the Assembly to 
pass an Aid-Bill, unless he assented to the Bill for Supe- 
rior Courts, and inclosing. 

Governor's Speech to the Council and Assembly at 
the opening of the Session in April, 1760. 

Address of the Council to the Governor. 

Governor's answer to the Council's address. 

Address of the Lower House to the Governor. 

Governor's answer to the address of the Lower Hou.se. 

Assembly's address to the Governor to pass the Court- 
Bills. 

Governor's answer to the Assembly's address to pass 
the Court-Bills. 

Assembly's re[)lication to the Governor's answer. 

Governors answer to the Assembly's Replication. 

A second replication of the Assembly to the Ciover- 
nor's answer. 

ducrlcs respecting the establishment of Courts, with 
the Chief Justice's answer. 

Queries on the same subject with the Attorney Gen- 
eral's answer. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



71 



1760. 

NOV. 2Gtli 



DEC. 2ncL 



9th. 



Copy of two resolutions of the Assembly. 

Govenioi's Speech to the Council and Assembly at 
the opening of the second Session in May, 17G0. 

Governor's Speech ut the close of the second Session 
in May, 17g0. 

List of the Acts passed in the Sessions of April and 
May, 1760. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, dated July 21, 1760, in- 
forming the Board of his having got an Aid-Bill passed 
in lieu of one rejected. 

Governor's Speech to the Council and Assembly. 

Council's address ^o the Governor. 

Assembly's address to the Governor. 

Minutes of Council in Assembly from 24th April to 
23rd May 1760. 

Do. from 26 to 27th May inclusive, 1760. 

Minutes of Assembly on the same days. 

Minutes of Council from 23rd November 1759, to 
9th January, 1760. 

Copy of a Bill for granting an Aid to His Majesty. 

Copy of an Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, 

Representation to His Majesty proposing that John 
Sampson, Esq., may be appointed of the Council of North 
Carolina, in the room of James Innis, Esq., deceased. 

Representation to His Majesty, laying before Him the 
reasons of the Governor and Council for removing Mr. 
Corbin from his seat at that Board. 

Order of His Majesty in Council, dated 3rd inst., ap- 
proving a representation of this Board, that Jolui Samp- 
son, Esq., may be appointed of the Council of North 
Carolina, and directing a Warrant to be prepared for that 
purpose. 

A representation to His Majesty with the said War 
rant. 



72 



NORTn CAROLINA. 



1761. 

FEB'Y 11 111 



I'ith, 



17th 



MARCH 4ih. 



5th, 



Copy of Mis Majesty's Order in Council, dated De- 
cember 3rd, 1760, confirming tlie suspension of Francis 
Corbyn, Ksq., from his seat in the Council of North 
Carolina, and removing him irom it. 

Letter Iroin the Secretary to Governor Dobbs, inclos- 
ing the order of Council for the removal of Mr. Corbyn 
from his seat at the Council Board. 

Representation to His Majesty proposing that Arthur 
Dobbs, Esq., may be continued Governor, and Charles 
Berry, Esq., Chief Justice of the Province of North 

Carolina. 

Letter to Mr. Secretary Pitt, desiring he would move 
His Ma,iesty,that Mr. Benjamin Turner may be continued 
Naval Oflicer in the Province of North Carolina. 

Order of His Majesty in Council, dated 27(h Febru- 
ary, 1761, approving a representation of this Board, pro- 
posing Arthur Dobbs, Esq., to be Governor af North 
Caroltna, and directing a Commission and Instructions 
to be prepared for that purpose. 

Representation to His Majesty with the said Commis- 
sion. 

Order of His Majesty in Council dated 27th Febru- 
ary, 1761, approving a representation of this Board, 
proposing Charles Berry, Esq., to be Chief Justice of 
North Carolina, and directing a Warrant to be prepared 
for that purpose. 

Representation to His Majesty with a Warrant for ap- 
pointing Charles Berry, Esq., Chief Justice of North 
Carolina. 

Letter from Richard Spaight, Esq., Secretary of North 
Carolina, dated 21st July, 1760, to the Board concerning 
a factious Juncto in the Assembly, who have in certain 
Resolutions, exhibited charges against the Governor and 
himsclf~and inclosing 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



73 



1761. 

MARCH 5th, 



17th, 



APRIL 



The answer of Richard Spaight, Esq., Secretary of 
North CaroHna, to certain charges exhibited against him 
in ResoUitions of the Assembly. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carohna, to the Board dated August 3rd 1760, inclosing 

The answer of Governor Dobbs to the several charges 
exhibited against him in certain Resolutions of the As- 
sembly. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing that Thom- 
as Falkner, Esq., may be appointed Secretary and Clerk 
of the Crown of North Carolina, in the room of Henry 
McCullock, Esq., deceased. 

Representation to His Majesty proposing that William 
Licas, Esq., may be appointed Attorney of North Caro- 
lina, 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Secretary, dated 9th February, 1761, giv- 
ing an account of his proceedings on the receipt of the 
orders for proclaiming His Majesty, &.c. 

Minutes of Council from ISth November 1760, to 
the 7th of February 1761. 

Council in Assembly, from 5th of November to the 
6th of December 1760. 

Thirteen Acts passed the 3rd December 1760. 

Order of His Majesty in Council, dated 20th March 
1761, approving a representation of this Board, proposing 
Thomas Falkner, Esq., to be Secretary and Clerk of the 
Crown, in the room of Henry McCullock, Esq., deceased, 
and directing a Warrant to be prepared for that purpose. 

Order of His Majesty in Council, dated 2Gtli March 
1761, approving a representation of this Board, proposing 
Robert .Tones, Junior, Esq., to be appointed Attorney Gen- 
eral, in the room of Thomas Child, Esq.j who has desired 
leave to resign, and directing a Warrant to be prepared 

for that purpose. 

10 



74 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



17 

APRIL 


61. 
1. 




lOth. 




14th. 


MAY 


6th. 




27th. 


JUNE 


23rd. 


NOV, 


17th. 



Representation to His Majesty with a Warrant for 
Thomas Falkner, Esq., to be Secretary and Clerk of the 
Crown, in North Carolina. 

Representation to His Majesty, with a Warrant for 
Robert Jones. Junior, Esq., to be Attorney General of 
North Carolina. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, dated 12th December 17G0, acquainting the 
Board with his having rejected a Bill for granting an Aid 
to His Majesty, and complaining of the conduct of the 
Assembly in several particulars. 

Letter to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, respecting the disputes between the different 
Branches of the Legislature, and the ill consequences re- 
sulting therefrom. 

Order of His Majesty in Council, dated the 30th 
April 1761, approving a representation of this Board, 
respecting the suspension of Messrs. Rutherford and Mur- 
ray, from their seats in the Council of North Carolina, 
and directing the former to be restored to his place and 
rank therein ; and that the name of the latter be not in- 
serted in the general Instructions till a further enquiry is 
made into his past conduct. 

Representation to His Majesty with Draughts of gen- 
eral instructions and of those relative to the observance 
of the Laws of Trade, for Arthur Dobbs, Governor of 
North Carolina. 

Sir Matthew Lamb's Report upon thirteen Acts passed 
in North Carolina, between November 1759, and Janu- 
ary 1760. 

Sir Matthew Lamb's Report upon thirteen Acts passed 
in North Carolina, in December 1760. 

Minutes of Council from the 25th March to 23rd 
April 1761. 

Do. of Council in Assembly from the 3Tst of Jun<5 
1760, to the 23rd April 1761. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



T5 



1761. 

NOV. 17th. 
21tli. 



27th. 



DEC. 



3rd. 



17th. 



22nd. 



1762. 

FEB. 10th. 

17th. 



3URCH 22nd. 



Do. of Assembly, from the 7tli of November 1760 
to the 23rd April, 1761. 

Fifteen Acts passed in April 1761. 

Sir Matthew Lamb's Report upon twenty Acts passed 
in North Carolina in 1753, and 1760. 

Letter from the Secretary, to the Right Reverend the 
Lord Bishop of London, desiring the favour of his senti- 
ments upon two Laws passed in North Carolina, in 1760, 
for establishing vestries and making- j>rovision for the 
orthodox Clergy^ tj'c. 

Representation to His Blajesty upon three Acts passed 
in North Carolina in May, 1760, for establishing Courts 
of Judicature^ cf'c. 

Order of His Majesty in Council, dated 14th Decem- 
ber 1761, repealing three Acts passed in North Carolina, 
in May 1760. for establishing Courts of Justice. 

N. B. Sent to the Governor. 

Order of His Majesty in Council, 14tli December 
1761, directing the Board to notify to Governor of North 
Ciirolina, His Majesty's high displeasure at his conduct 
in the manner of passing the said Laws. 

Letter to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, transmitting his Majesty's Order in Council, re- 
pealing three Laws passed there in 1760, ''for establish- 
ing Courts of Justice" — and signifying His Majesty's dis- 
pleasure at his conduct in passing the said Laws. 

Sir Matthew Lamb's Report upon fifteen Acts passed 
in North Carolina, in April 1761. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing the Repeal 
of three Acts passed in North Carolina, in April 1761. 

Letter to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, signifying the Board's sentiments upon two Acts 
passed by him in April 1761. 

Letter from Mr. Pownall to the Right Reverend the 
Lord Bishop of London, inclosing two Laws passed in 
North Carolina, in May 1760, for establishing vestries^ 



76 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1762. 

MARCH 22ncl. 



APRIL 8th. 



MAY 27th. 



28th. 



29th, 



JUNE 2nd. 



3rd. 



9th. 



and making 'provision for an Orthodox Clergy, and 
desiring his sentiments upon them so far as they regard 
the estabhshment of the Church of England there, &c. 

Letter from the Secretary to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Go- 
vernor of North Carohna, inclosing an Order of His 
Majesty in Council, on 11th March last, repealing three 
Acts passed in North Carolina, in April 1761, and also 
Copy of the Board's representation to His Majesty there- 
upon. 

Report from the Lord Bishop of London, upon two 
Acts passed in North Carolina, in December 1760, for 
establishing vestries and making provision for an Or- 
thodox Clergy. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, dated December 1761, giving an account of 
some extraordinary claims of the House of Assembly, and 
other matters relative to the state of that Province, also, 
inclosing 

Answer to the Board's general Heads of enquiry con- 
cerning the present state of North Carolina. 

Letter from the Secretary to the Reverend Mr. Chol- 
mondeley auditor general of His Majesty's Revenues in 
America, inclosing extract of Mr. Dobbs' Letter relative 
to the conduct of his Deputy. 

Opinion of the Board upon the behaviour of the 
Lower House of Assembly in North Carolina mentioned 
in Mr. Dobbs' Letter of December last, — Ordered to be 
communicated to the Agent for the Province. 

Representation to His Majesty proposing the repeal 
of two Acts passed in North Carolina, in December 1760, 
for establishing vestries and making provision for an 
Orthodox Clergij. 

Representation to His Majesty proposing that Charles 
Berry, Esq., may be appointed of the Council of North 
' Carolina, in the room of Mr. Swan, deceased. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



77 



1762. 



JUNE 



£>EC. 



10th 



16di. 



20th 



22ucl 



24th 



17C3 

ALUICH 2ikI, 



llth 



Letter to Arthur Dobbs Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, containing the sentiments of tlie Board relative 
to the behaviour ot the Lower House of Assembly, and 
other matters of Government. 

Resolution of the Board relative to the Boundary- 
Line between North and South Carolina communicated 
to the agents for said Provinces. 

Mr. Lucas's answer to Governor Dobbs' complaint 
against him for neglect, (fee, in his Office of Deputy Au- 
ditor of North Carolina, delivered to the Board by Mr. 
Cholmondeley Auditor General of His Majesty's Revenue 
in America. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, dated 17th May 17G2, containing his observa- 
tions upon the 74th article of his Listructions, respecting 
the resumption of such parts of the Lands granted to 
James Haey, etc., as had not been settled according to 
the terms of the grants. 

Representation to His Majesty, containing proposals 
for establishing a temporary Line of Jurisdiction between 
North and South Carolina. Vide South Carolina Entry 
E. 175. 

Representation to His Majesty, with the extract of a 
Letter from the Governor of North Carolina, respecting 
the resumption of Lands granted to the associates of 
James Huey and Murray Crimble. 

Memorial of Cochet Jouvencel in behalf of Blake 
Baker, interested in an Act parsed in North Carolina in 
1761, /or docking the Iiitall of certain Lands there, 
and vesting the Fee simple in the said Blake Baker. 

The Secretary acquainted the Board that Mr. Joshua 
Sharpe, Solicitor for John Lane, had entered a caveat 
against the confirmation of the Act mentioned in the 
foregoing Memorial. 

Said Caveat wuhdruwn. 



78 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1763. 

MARCH 15(li 
IGth. 



IMARCH 23id, 



23rd 



29th. 



APRIL 27 til 
MAY 3rd 



Representation to His Majesty proposing the confir- 
mation of the Act relatins: to the estate of Blake Baker. 

Memorial of Charles Berry, Esq., Chief Justice of 
North Carolina, settings forth his right to appoint Clerks 
of the Several Courts in which he presides, which right 
is claimed by a person lately appointed Clerk of tiie pleas 
in that Colony. 

Opinion of the Board thereupon. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Coun- 
cil for Plantation Affairs, dated 12th March 17G3, ap- 
proving a Report of this Board, which recommended the 
establishment of a temporary line of Jurisdiction between 
North and South Carolina, and directing the draft of an 
additiohal Instruction to be prepared, requiring the Gov- 
ernors of both Provinces to carry the said project into 
execution. 

South Carolina Bundle M. 68. 

Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for 
Plantation Affairs, dated 12th March 1763, referring to 
the Board for their consideration and opinion, an extract 
of a Letter from the Governor of North Carolina, pro- 
posing that an alteration should be made in the 74th ar- 
ticle of his Instructions, relating to tlie Lands granted in 
1736, to Murry Crimble and his associates. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council for 
Plantation Affairs, with the Draft of an additional In- 
struction to the Governors of North and South Carolina, 
respecting the establishment of a temporary Line of Ju- 
risdiction, between the said Provinces. 

South Carolina entry E. 

Mr. McCulloh ordered to attend the 29th instant, re- 
specting the Lands granted to Murry Crimble, (fcc. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolma, dated 30th April 1762, acquainting the Board 
that he had dissolved the Assembly upon their refusing 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



79 



17G3. 

MAY 3id 

3rd 



to grant an Aid to His Majesty, and of His proceedings, 
in consequence thereof. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, dated 23rd Febniarj'- 
1763, acquainting the Board that the Supply Bill is nc;ir 
expiring, and desiring to be mlormed whether His Majes- 
ty intends leaving the appointment of the Treasurers to 
the General Assembly recommending two gentlemen as 
proper to be of the Council in the room of Mr. Spaight ; 
and transmitting : 

Answer to three or four Queries not before answered. 

Governor Dobbs' Speech to the Council and Assem- 
bly, congratulating them on the success of His Maj<'sty's 
Arms, and reconmiending the raising a Tax to answer 
contingencies, 6cc. 

Address of the Assembly in answer thereto. 

Address of the Council in answer to Governor Dobbs' 
Speech. 

Mr. Dobbs' answer to the addresses of the Council 
and Assembly. 

Assembly's Message to Governor Dobbs respecting 
the Troops raised in that Province for His Majesty's ser- 
vice in 1760 and 1761. 

Message from the Assembly to Governor Dobbs con- 
cerning the Forts, &c. 

Message from the Assembly to tl^e Governor desiring 
his concurrence in requesting His Majesty's approbation 
of the Town of New-bern for the seat of Government. 

Treasurer's account of the 3/i Tax for the year 1760. 

Treasurer's account for the year 1762. 

Minutes of the Council Journals from the 21st Octo- 
ber 1761, to the 1st January 1763. 

Journal of the Assembly from the 3rd November, to 
nth December 1762. 

Ditto of Council in Assembly from 3rd of November 
to 11th December 1762. 

Letter from Governor Dobbs, dated 7th of March 



80 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1763. 1 


MAY 


3rd. 




6th. 


' 


lOtli. 




30th. 


JULY 


6th. 


AUG. 


4 th. 


SEPT. 


2Sth. 


OCT. 


13th. 



1763, containing his observations upon several Acts ; and 
transmittina:: 

Twenty-eight Acts passed the 11th December 1762. 

Report to the Lords of tiie Committee of Council for 
Plantation Affairs, upon the extract of a Letter from the 
Governor of North Carolina, concerning an alteration of 
his Instructions, relative to the Lands granted in 1737, 
to Murry Crimble and James Huey. 

Letter to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, in answer to three received from him of the 
23rd February, 7th March, and duplicate of one dated 
April 30th 1762. 

Memorial and Petition of John Dalrymple, Esq., 
Captain and Commander of Fort .Tohnston in North 
Carolina, complaining of some arbitrary proceedings of 
the Governor in dispossessing him of his said command, 
and confining him Prisoner in an open Barrack. 

Opinion of the Board thereupon. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, dated 9th August 1762, acknowledging the re- 
ceipt of several Letters and papers from the Board, — ex- 
pressing his sorrow for having incurred His Majesty's 
displeasure, but offering some reasons in alleviation of his 
fault. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing that Wil- 
liam Dry and Robert Palmer, Esqs. may be appointed of 
the Council of North Carolina, in the room of John 
Swan and John Dawson, Esqs., deceased. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, dated 17th June 1773, acknowledging the re- 
ceipt of directions with regard to the mode of Governor's 
Correspondence, and of two additional Instructions of 
11th December 1761, relating to Indian I^ands, and 
Judges' Commissions. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing that Benja- 
min Heron, Esq., may be appointed of the Council of 



NORTH CAROLINA- 



SI 



1763. 



OCT. 
DEC. 



13th. 

1st. 



9th. 



13th. 



loth. 



1764. 



MAY 



JUNE 



Ist 



26th. 



North Carolina, in the room of John Hienssett, Esq., de- 
ceased. 

Memorial of Cachet Jouvencel, Agent for North 
Carolina, in answer to the Governor's complaints against 
the Lower House of Assembly. 

Mr. Jouvencel desired to attend the Sth instant. 

Opinion of the Board upon the forementioned Me- 
morial. 

Resolution of the Board upon North Carolina Act, in 
1754:, for appro-priaiwg a sum of money for erecting 
Schools, 4'c. 

Letter to Governor Dobbs, recommending to him to 
assent to any proper Law, the Council and Assembly shall 
pass, for applying to the contingent services ot Govern- 
ment, the money allotted to that Province out of the 
grant of Parliament. 

Letter to the Earl of Halifax, desiring him to move 
His Majesty that Governor Dobbs may have leave of ab- 
sence for twelve months. 

Letter from Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated January 14th 1764, acknowl- 
edging the receipt of three of the Boards Letters ; and 
containing remarks on illicit Trade ; the Boundary Line ; 
and proceedings of the Assembly. 

Letter from Ditto to the Board, dated March 29th. 
1764, containing his sentiments on the wants and defects 
ot the Province, its chief products and improvements, 
and Trade. 

Letter from Ditto, dated March 29th 1764, relating to 
several Acts lately passed there ; tlic boundary Line ; il- 
licit Trade, (fee, and inclosing 

Copy of Governor Dobbs's Speech to the (Council and 
Assembly of ;\ortli Carolina. 

Address of the Council of Norlh Caroluia to the Go- 
vernor, February 9(h 1764. 

Ditto of the Assembly, February 9ih 1764, 

U 



82 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1764. 

JUNE 26th, 



JULY 



2nd 



20th. 



Twenty Acts passed 19th March 1764. 

Minutes of Council from April 1.5th, 1763, to 14th of 
March 1764. 

Letter from Mr. McCuUoh to the Secretary, dated June 
2nd, 1764, desiring that directions may be given for al- 
lowing him credit for the sum due to him according to 
the course of exchange between Carolina and London. 

Sir Matthew Lamb's Report upon Twenty-eight Acts 
passed in North Carolina, in December 1762. 

Letter from Mr. Pownall to Charles Jenkinson, Esq., 
Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, inclosing Copy 
of a Letter from Henry McCuUoh, Esq., relative to a 
sum of Money he alledges to be due to him. 

Letter from the Secretary to William Tryon, Esq., 
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, with directions 
respecting some Laws passed there, and to the temporary 
boundary Line. 

Letter from the Secretary to Doctor Burton, Secreta- 
ry to the society for the propagation of the Gospel in 
foreign parts, inclosing extracts of two Letters from Gov- 
ernor Dobbs, relative to the state of Religion in that Pro- 
vince. 

Representation to His Majesty proposing the repeal 
of an Act passed in North Carolina, in 1762, respecting 
Intestates Estates. 

Letter to the Bishop of London inclosing extracts of 
Letters from Governor Dobbs concerning the state of Re- 
ligion in that Province. 

Letter from Doctor Burton t« the Secretary, dated Ju- 
ly 20th, 1764, returning the thanks of the society for 
propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts, to the Board, 
respecting the appointment of Missionaries to the Indians 
in Nova Scotia, and the state of Religion in North Caro- 
lina. Vide Nova Scotia Bundle No. 12. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



83 



1764. 

JULY 24th. 



DEC. 



20th. 



1765. 

JUNE 17th. 



17th. 



26th. 



SEPT. 



OCT. 



12th 



iOth, 



Letter from the Secretary to William Tryon, Esq., 
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, recommending 
the Sieur Closon for a grant of Lands in that Province. 

Letter from the Secretary to Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Go- 
vernor of North Carolina, inclosing an Order of His 
Majesty in Conncil, repealing an Act passed there in 
1762, relative to Intestates Estates. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Lieutenant Governor 
of North Carolina, dated October 15th, 1764, acquaint- 
ing the Board with his arrival there, and promising to 
execute their directions. 

Copy of the extract of Instructions received by Col. 
Tryon of the Lords of Trade, 2nd July, 1764, and de- 
livered to Governor Dobbs. 

Letter from William Tryon, Esq., Lieutenant Gover- 
nor of North Carolina, to the Board, April 1st, 1765, in- 
forming their Lordships of the death of Governor Dobbs, 
and of his having taken upon him the administration of 
affairs ; and recommending Newbern as the properest 
place for carrying on publick business. 

Letter to the Earl of Halifax, acquainting him of 
Governor Dobbs' death. 

Letter from the Earl of Halifax, to the Board, dated 
June 26th, 1765, notifying the appointment of William 
Tryon, Esq., to be Governor of North Carolina, and sig- 
nifying the King's pleasure that Drafts of a Commission 
and instructions be prepared. 

Representation to His Majesty with the Draft of a 
Commission appointing William Tryon, Esq., Governor 
of North Carolina. 

Letter to the Governor of North Carolma, containing 
directions in respect to defraying the expense of the Sur- 
vey of the Catawba Lands. 

Letter from Wm. Tyron, Esq., Governor ot North 
Carolina, dated June 24th, 1765, relative to a Duel be- 



84 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1765. 

OCT. 10th. 



NOV. 



DEC. 



21st. 



12tb. 



29lh. 



24th. 



1766. 

AUG. 9th. 



tvveen Lieutenant Whitechurst and Alexander Simpson, 
Master, both of His Majesty's Sloop the Viper. 

Copies of Sundry papers relative to the murder oi 
Mr. Thomas Whitechurst. 

Copy of a Letter from Captain Phipps to Governor 
Tryon, dated April 8th, 1765, and of the Governor's an- 
swer, dated 9th April. 

lietter from the Secretary to Mr. Stephens, Secretary 
to the Lords of the Admiralty, inclosing Copies of the 
forementioned Letter and paper from Governor Tryon, 
relative to the murder of Mr. Whitechurst. 

Letter from W. Tryon, Esqr., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, August ]2lh, 1765, relative to the 
Acts lately passed there, and to the proceedings of the 
Assembly; — also inclosing 

Minutes of Council in Assembly, from the 3rd to the 
18th of May, 1765. 

Journal of the Lower House of Assembly, from the 
3rd to the 18th of May 1765. 

Four Acts passed in May 1765. 

Ordered that a Copy be made of the Act making pro- 
vision for an orthodox Clergy, for the Bishop of London, 
for his observations thereupon. 

Letter to W. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North Caro- 
lina, in answer to one from him of the 12th of August, 
relative to the proceedings of the Assembly, <fcc. 

Representation to His Majesty with the Draft of gen- 
eral Instructions and of those relative to the Laws of 
Trade, for William Tryon, Esq., Gov. of North Carolina. 

Letter from William Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, dated January 27th, 1766, relative to the tem- 
porary Line of partition between that province and South 
Carolina, and the Line of partition between the Lands 
belonging to the Crown, and those marked out for Earl 
Granville, and inclosing; 

Five Plans respecting the said Lines, 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



85 



1766. 

AUG. 9th. 



Letter from Governor Tryon, dated February 1st 
1766, relative to Mr. Simpson's Trial ; — the seizure and 
condemnation of two vessels; — calling a new Assembly; 
Chief Justice Berry's death ; — state oi the Council ; — and 
the Stamp Act. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, dated April 30th 1766, 
relative to Mr, Wyley's survey of the Catawba Lands ; 
and the Forts in that province. 

Letter from Lieutenant Governor Tryon, dated April 
30th 1766, relative to the conduct of Chief Justice Has- 
ell and Judge Moore ; the Trade of the Province ; Pro- 
rogation of the Assembly ; and clearances of ships with- 
out stamped paper. 

Letter from Mr. Houston to Governor Tryon, April 
21st, 1766, respecting his commission of distributor of 
stamps. 

Letter from Mr. Hughes, commissioner of the dock- 
yard at Portsmouth, to Governor Tryon, dated April 
27th 1765, concerning some Pine Plank sent to him by 
the Governor. 

Minutes of Council from April 3rd, 1765, to 26th Feb- 
ruary, 1766. 

Ditto from April 7th to November 28th, 1764. 

Journal of the Upper House of Assembly in Novem- 
ber, 1764. 

Ditto in the Lower House, November, 1764. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, dated May 6th 1766, 
relative to the behaviour of Col. Thomas Lloyd, wlio 
was reoommended by the Governor to be of the Council. 

liCtter from Philip Stephens, Esq., Secretary to the 
Lords of the Admiralty, to Mr. Pownall, dated April 21st 
1766, acquainting him that Mr. Simpson had surrendered 
himself to Governor Tryon, and had been tried and ac- 
quitted. 

Leiter from the Bishop of London, to the Board, dated 
March 1st 1766, containing his opinion relative to an Act 



86 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1766. 

AUG. 9th 



NOV. 



6 th 



1T67. 

JAN. 6th, 



FEE. 



10th. 



for the establishvient of an orthodox Clergy in North 
Carolina. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, dated August 1st, 1766, relative to the present 
state of defence of that Province. 

Return of the Garrison of Fort Johnston, April 26lh 
1766. 

Return of Artillery Stores, and ammunition at Fort 
Johnston, April 26th 1766. 

Return of the Arms and Accoutrements at Fort John- 
ston, April 26th 1766. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, dated August 2nd, 
1766, concerning the receipt of his Instructions ; scarcity 
of Corn ; state of the Council and persotis proper to sup- 
ply vacancies ; temper of the people ; increase of settle- 
ments; removal of some of the Tuscaroras; and Cap- 
lain Dalrymple's death. 

Copy of an address of the Corporation of Wilming- 
ton to the Governor on the repeal of the Stamp Act, and 
of the Governor's answer. 

Copy of a Letter from the Mayor, <fec., of Wilming- 
ton to the Governor, and the Governor's answer. 

Minutes of Council on the 28th of June, 1766. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, dated August 2nd, 
1766, transmitting 

Account of Patents granted for Lands during his Ad- 
ministration. 

Representation to His Majesty proposing that Samuel 
Strudwick, Esq., may be appointed of the Council in 
North Carolina in the room of Richard Spaight, Esq., 
deceased. 

Letter from Edward Brice Dobbs, Esq., one of the 
Council of North Carolina, to the Secretary, dated Janu- 
ry 26th 1767, acquainting him that he has no intention 
of returning to that province, and that he willingly re- 
siofiis his seat. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



87 



17G7. 

FEB. 24th. 



MARCH 12th, 



13th. 



24 th 



28th. 



30th. 



APRIL 16ih. 
ilAY 12th. 



Letter from W. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated December 3rd, 1766, trans- 
mittitig 

Addre.ss of the Council and Assembly, to His Mojesty. 

Copy of an Order in Council, dated February 13lh 
1767, directing that James Murray, Esq., may be restored 
to his rank in the Council of North Carolina. 

Sir Matthew Lamb's Report upon seventeen Acts 
passed in North Carolina, in November, 1764. 

Sir Matthew Lamb's Report upon four Acts passed in 
North Carolina in May, 1765. 

Letter from W. IVyon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, dated January 12th 1767, acquainting the Board 
with the death of Mr, Jones, late Attorney General of 
that Province, and his appointment of Marmaduke .Fones, 
Esq., to succeed him ; also, stating the expediency of es- 
tablishing a Solicitor General for that Colony. 

Copy of a Letter from Marmaduke Jones, Esq., to 
Governor Tryon, relative to the appointment of a Solici- 
tor General. 

Letter from Mr. Pownall to the Secretary, to the Earl 
of Shelburne, inclosing Copies of the abovementioned 
Letter and paper. 

Representation to His Majesty, upon an Act passed in 
North Carolina, in 1765, for estahlishing an orthodox 
Clergy. 

Several Laws passed in North Carolina, received from 
the Secretary of State's office. 

Representation'on three Acts, vide plantations general. 

Letter from W. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated January 30th 1767, contain- 
ing an account of Manufactures set up and carried on m. 
that province since 1734, and of the publick encourage- 
ments given thereto. 



88 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1767. 

MAY 12th 



JUNE 



JULY 



5th 



9th. 



Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated 
January 31st 1767, containing his observations on sever- 
al Acts lately passed there. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated 
February 2nd, 1767, relative to Saw-mills and Timber 
of that province. 

Order of the Board that a Copy of Governor Tryon's 
Letter of the 30th January 1767, respecting Manufac- 
tures be sent to the Secretary to the Earl of Shelburne. 

Letter from VVm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated February 2nd, 1767, re- 
specting the proceedings of the Assembly, and the con- 
duct of Captain Morgan. 

Minutes of Council from 3rd of November 1766, to 
the 23rd of January 1767. 

Ditto in Assembly, from November 3rd to December 
2nd, 1766. 

Journal of Assembly from do. to do. 

Letter from William Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated February 23rd 1767, rela- 
tive to the edifice to be erected at Newbern by virtue of 
an Act of General Assembly. 

Plan of the edifice, with the offices, to be erected at 
Newbern. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated 
March 7th, 1767, relative to the appointment of the Treas- 
urers and the County Court Clerk of that Province, 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated 
March 28th, 1767, transmitting ; 

William Dry's, Fsq., (Collector of the Customs) gen- 
eral account, with the Brigantine Fox and her cargo. 

Order of the King in Council, dated June 26th 1767, 
directing the Board to prepare and lay before His Majes- 
ty, the Draft of an additional Instruction for the Gover- 
nor of North Carolina, requiring him to get an Act passed 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



89 



1767. 

JULY 9th. 

13th. 



13th 



29th, 



4th, 



15th, 



do 



do 



do 



do 



do 



do 



for making provision for Clergymen, who officiate during 
the suspension of any suspended minister. 

Representation to His Majesty with the Draft of an 
additional Instruction to the Governor of ISorlh Carolina, 
conformable to the above Order of Council. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Boaid, dated April 28th 1767, relative to 
several Deeds containing a surrender of Ijands acknowl- 
edged by Henry Eustace McCulloh, as belongii g to him- 
self, his father, and their associates. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated July 22nd, 1767, recom- 
mending Mr. Elvvin to their Lordships' protection. 

Sir Matthew Lamb's Report upon twenty-eigiit Acts 
passed in North Carolina, in November 1766. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated 9th June 1767 ; transmit- 
ting 

A view of the polity of the province of North Caro- 
lina. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North Caro- 
lina, to the Board, dated June 30th 1767, relative to the 
condemnation of a sloop having foreign Kum on Board. 

Copy cf a Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Col- 
lector of the Customs, for Port Beaufort, dated February 
16ih 1767. 

Copy of the reasons given by the Judge of the Vice 
Admiralty Court, for the condemnation of a sloop and 
cargo, having foreign Rum en board. 

Copy of a Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Com- 
missary and Judge of the Court of Vice Adnmalty of 
North Carolina, dated February 16th 1767. 

Copy of a Letter from the Attorney General of North 
America, to Governor Tryon, dated February 10th 1767. 

12 



90 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1767. 



DEC. 



15th. 



do 



<lo 



do 



do 



do 



do 



do 



17tb. 



24th. 



Copy of a Letter from the Judge of the Vice Admi- 
ralty Court, to Governor Tryon, dated Februnry 23rd, 
17G7, inclosing ; 

Copy of a Decree of the Court of Vice Admiralty, 
concerning the Sloop and cargo, condemned npon the 
prosecution of Captain Morgan. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated Ju- 
ly the 7th 1767, relative to the expediency of continuing 
the office of Baron of the exchequer, and recommending 
Mr. John Hawks, to be Controller of Port Beaufort. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated Ju- 
ly 8th, 1767, containing remarks on an inclosed List of 
taxable persons in that Provmce. 

A return of the List of taxables for the year 1765, in 
the province of North Carolina. 

Letter from W. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated July 15th 1767, relative to 
the Boundary Line between the Western Frontiers of 
that Province, and the Cherokee Hunting Grounds. 

LeUer h'om Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated Ju- 
ly 15th, 1767, acknowledging the receipt of iheir Lord- 
ship's Letter to him of the 29th November 1765, and con- 
taining his reasons for not attemptinsf to get the amend- 
ments in an Act passed in 1754, relative to paper curren- 
cy carried into execution, in pursuance of an Instruction 
of His late Majesty to Governor Dobbs. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated Ju- 
ly 20th. 1767, transmitting ; 

Patents of Lands granted in the Province of North 
Carolina, in April 1767. 

Letter from the Earl of Shelburne, dated 14th No- 
vember 1767, referring to the Board for their report, two 
papers from the Governor of North Carolina, relative to 
a Court of Exchequer, in that Colony. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing the Repeal of 
an Act, passed in North Carolina, for laying a Tax on 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



91 



1767. 

DEC. 24th 

1768. 
JAN. 22nd, 



27th, 



29th. 



FEB. 4th, 



APRIL 12th. 



MAY 



6th 



I9th 



Pedlars and other Itinerant Traders coming into this Pro- 
vince. 

Copy of an Order in Council June 26, 1767, repeal- 
ing three Acts passed in the Province of North Caroli- 
na, in 1764. 

Sir Matthew Lamb's report upon an Act passed in 
North Carolina, in November 1766, for confirming a 
Lease made by the Tuscarora Indians, to Robert Jones, 
&c. &c. 

Letter from the Secretary to Earl Granville, inclosing 
a Copy of the above mentioned Act, and desiring that 
his Lordship would acquaint the Board, whether he has 
any objection to it. 

Letter to the Earl of Hillsborough, inclosing 

Representation to His Majesty, upon the Letter from 
the Governor of North Carolina, relative to a Court of 
exchequer in that Colony. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated July ISlh, 1767, transmit- 
ting 

Minutes of Council on the 11th and 12th of July 
1767. 

Ditto from the 15th to the 27th April 1767. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated De- 
cember 22nd, 1767, relative to the death of one of the 
officers of His Majesty's Customs in that Province, and 
the appointment ot others. 

Letter from William Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated February 1st, 1768, ac-* 
ktiowledging the receipt of the King's order and Instruc- 
tions relative to Acts for establishing an orthodox Clergy. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated 
February 2nd, 1768, relative to the expediency of a new 
emission of paper currency in North Carolina, 



92 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1768. 



MAY 



19th, 



Slst. 



do 



do 



JUNE 10th. 



Resolutions of the House of Assembly, and the peti- 
tion of a Committee of both Houses to His Majesty re- 
specting paper Currency. 

Copy of an address of the two Houses of Assembly 
of North Carol inn, to the Governor, January 16th, 1768, 
praying hin) to transmit tlieir petition to the Kmg on the 
want of a paper Currency. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated 
February 1st, 1768, informing Their Lordships of his 
having received the King's order for repealing three Acts 
of North Carolina. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to that Board, dated March 4th, 1768, transmit- 
ting 

Lists of Patents granted in North Carolina, at the 
Court of Claims held in September and October 1766, 
and October 1767. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated 
March 2 1st, 1768, proposing that an allowance should be 
made to the Members of the Council of North Carolina, 
lor their services in tliat cnpiicity. 

Copy of an address of the Council of North Carolina 
to the Governor, praying him to transmit their Memorial 
to his Majesty in Council for an allowance on account of 
their services. 

Twenty-seven Acts passed in North Carolina, in Jan- 
uary 1768, ordered to be sent to Sir Matthew Lamb. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated 
March 13th, 1768, transmitting 

Minutes of the Council held at Wilmington, from the 
I4th to the 27th of October 1767. 

Copy of Ditto from 14ih of December 1767, to the 
16th January 1768. 

Copy of the Journals of the Council, held at Wil- 
mington March 1st, 1768. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



93 



1768. 

JUNE 10th. 



6th, 



Reports of the Committee of accounts, December 
1767. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq , Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated 14th Maicli 1768, rehuive 
to his a|>f)oiiitnient of Associate Justices. 

Letter from the Earl of Hillsborougli, to the Board, 
dated June 12th, 1768, transmittmg 

Copy of a Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Earl 
of Shelburne, dated 7th March 1768. containing his ob- 
servations on several Acts passed in the Province of North 
CaroUna, in the last session of Assembly. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated March 5th, 1768, requesting 
the King's directions with regard toissuinga Writfor the 
election of a new member of the Assembly, in the room 
of one who has resigned his seat therein, and recommend- 
ing them to His Majesty's favour. 

Estimate of the expense of running the Cherokee 
Boundary Line. 

Journal of the Lower House of Assembly, from De- 
cember 5th, 1767, to January i.^lh, 1768. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated March 6th, 1768, transmit- 
ting 

Journal of the Upper House of Assembly, from De- 
cember 5th, 1767, to January 16th, 1768. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated March 7ih, 1768, contain- 
ing his observations on several Acts lately passed in that 
Province. 

An Act to amend the several Acts for regulating the 
Town of Newbern, and for other purposes therein men- 
tioned. 

Letter from William Tryon Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board dated Apr''. 12th, 176S, relating to 
the conduct of Mr. Fuller, Master ot the "Aurora" Brig, 



94 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1768. 
JULY Gth. 



AUG. 



OCT. 



ISth. 



4th 



24th. 



do 



whom he believes to have been guilty of a breach of the 
Acts of Trade. 

Attested Copies of Papers that Mr. Fuller produced 
and lodo-ed in the Custom House Office of the Port of 
Brunswick. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, dated 
June 15th, 1768, transmitting 

Land Office Patents granted at April Court of claims 
1768. 

Lord Hillsborough communicated to the Board two 
Letters from the Governor of North Carolina, and a Pe- 
tition to His Majesty of the Council of that Colony, 
therein referred to, praying for an allowance out of the 
Quit Rents, similar to what is allowed to the Council of 
Virginia. 

Letter from Wm. Tryon, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, April 25th, 1768, transmitting a 
Memorial of the Couricil to the King in Council, pray- 
ing that such allowance may be made to them for their 
services as is made in Virginia. 

Address of the Council of North Carolina, to the Go- 
vernor. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, June 16th 
1768, relating to some disturbances which have happened 
in the Counties of Orange and Anson ; and the address 
of the Colony for a paper Currency. 

Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Board, June 17th 
1768, relating to Manufactures in that Province. 

Minutes of Council from March 29th to May 17th, 
1768. 

Ditto on May 31st and June 4th, 1768. 

Mr. McCulloch's observations on the Indian Lease 
J Act passed in North Carolina. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



95 



1768. 



OCT. 



NOV. 



27th, 



31st 



11th, 



17th. 



22nd. 



1769. 

APRIL 4th. 



DEC. 



18th. 



6ih. 



Mr. McCulloch attended in behalf of the the persons 
interested in the Indian Lease Act, and prayed the Board's 
report thereupon. 
Older thereupon. 

Letter from the Secretary to Earl Granville, remind- 
ing him of a former Letter, respecting the Indian lease 
Act, and acquainting him of the application made by the 
persons interested. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council, February 
1st 1768, directing that Henry McCulloch, and his asso- 
ciates and tenants shall not at any time pay Quit Rents 
for certain escheated and surrendered Lands in North 
Carolina. 

Ordered that a Representation to His Majesty be pre- 
pared upon the Indian Lease Act, no answer having been 
received from Earl Granville in respect thereto. 

Representation to His Majesty recommending the con- 
firmation of an Act of North Carolina, relative to a lease 
of some Lands granted by the Tuscarora Indians. 

Copy of a Letter from Governor Tryon, to the Eari 

of Hillsborough, dated North Carolina, January lOlh, 

1769, containing his observations on sundry Acts passed 

in that Province during the last session of Assembly. 

Twenty-one Acts passed in North Carolina, in 1768. 

Copies of two Bills rejected by the Governor, the one, 

to expedite the collecting jnihlick taxes, ^'c, the other 

for vesting the School House in Edentoii in Triistees. 

Letter Irom H. Eustace McCulloh, April 14lh, 1769, 

desiring to suspend any determination upon the memorial 

of the Merchants of London, relative to the importation 

of Pitch, Tar and Turpentine Irom the Colonies. 

Duplicate of a Letter, No : 7, from Wra. Try- 
on, Esq., Governor of North Carolina, to the Earl of 
Hillsborough, October 25th, 1768, relative to steps taken 
to defeat tlie designes of the Insurgents in the back coun- 
try. 



96 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1769. 



DEC. 



Cth. 



Duplicate of Letter No: 12, from Governor Tryon, 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 15th, 176S, on 
the emission of a paper currency ; the murder of Wm. 
Odgers ; support of the Commissioners of the Customs ; 
Mr. Crawford's resicrnatinn of his seat in the Assembly ; 
and the collection of Quit Rents. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 10, from Governor Tryon, 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 12th, 1768, rela- 
tive to the divisional Line between North Carolina, and 
South Carolina. 

Extract from Lord Charles Greville Montagu's Let- 
ter to Governor Tryon, November 29th, 1768. 

Copy of a sketch sent by his Lordship to Governor 
Tryon. 

Copy of a Letter from Governor Tryon, to his Lord- 
ship, December llth, 1768. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 13. from Governor Tryon, 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 24th, 1768, rela- 
tive to the causes of the disorders i;j the Province, and 
the measures taken for restoring tranquility. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 14, from Governor Tryon, 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, December 26lh, 1768, on 
the pay of the Troops assembled at Hillsborough to pre- 
serve the public peace. 

Copy of a general return of the Troops assembled un- 
der His Excellency's command, September 22nd, 1768. 

An estimate of the charges allowed by the Assembly 
for paying the Troops, &C., at Hillsborough. 

Duplicate of a Letter from Governor Tryon, to Rich- 
ard Phelps, Esq., December 15th, 1768, acknowledging 
the receipt of Letters from him. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 18, from Governor Tryon, 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, Januaiy 12th, 1769, rela- 
tive to the House building at Newbern, for the Governor 
of North Carolina, and requesting Furniture and Plate 
for it from His Majesty. 



NORTH CAROLINA; 



97 



1769. 

DEC. Gth. 



Account of the chimney piece for the Council Cliam- 
ber in the Governor's House at Newbern, 

DupUcate of a Letter No : 19, from Governor Tryon, 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, January 15th, 1769, trans- 
mitiing, 

Minutes of Council from June 4th, to 21st, 1768. 

Ditto from August 13th, fo December 23rd, 1768. 

Ditto from November 23rd to December 23rd, 1768. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 21, from Governor Tryon, 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 10th, 1769, on the 
rejection of a resolve of the two Houses of Assembly, 
and on a !]ill for the encouragement of an Iron Manufac- 
tory. 

Ditto No : 22, from Governor Tryon, to the Earl of 
Hillsborough, February 11th, 1769, containing remarks 
on a List of Patents — Land office Patents granted at De- 
cember Court of Claims, 1768. 

Minutes of Assembly from November 7th to 5th De- 
cember 1768. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 23, from Governor Tryon 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 25th, 1769, rela- 
tive to his not obtaining from the Assembly a Provision 
of Powder and Lead ; to the appointment of an Agent — 
and a Petition for a new emission of paper currency. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 24, from Governor Tryon, 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, February 27th, 1769, trans- 
mitting. 

An account of money paid into the Treasury on the 
sinking Fund, and burnt ; and an estimate of monies 
emitted from 1754 to 1768. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 25, from Governor Tryon 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, March 31sf, 1769, promising 
not to communicate Letters or extracts of Letters from 
the Secretary of State ; and to follovv^ his Lordship's di- 
rections in recommending the nomination of an Agent. 

13 



98 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1769. 



DEC. 



6ih 



1770. 

JAN. 3rtl. 






Ditto No : 20, from Governor Tryon, to the Earl of 
Hillsborough, April 24th, 17G9, on the state of defence 
of the province of North Carolina. 

Return of Artillery and Stores at Fort Johnston, Feb- 
ruary 4th, 1769. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 27, from Governor Tryon 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 25th, 1769, relating to 
the List of taxables ; the disturbances in the back coun- 
try ; and the weather in North Carolina. 

Return of the List of Taxables in North Carolina 
for the years 1766 and 1767. 

Observations on the Thermometer in July, August 
and September 1768. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 30, from Governor Tryon 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 21st, 1769, transmit- 
ting 

A List of patents granted by Governor Tryon, May 
1769. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 31, from Governor Tryon 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, May 27th, 1769, relative to 
regulations and establishments for the better collection of 
His Majesty's Cluit Rents. 

Scheme proposed by the Governor for the forming of 
a Rent Roll, and the obtaining of a regular collection of 
His Majesty's Q,uit Rents in North Carolina. 

Letter from John Rutherford, Esq., Receiver General 
of the Q,uit Rents, to Governor Tryon, January 19th, 
1769. 

Letter from Benjamin Heron, Esq., Deputy Auditor 
of North Carolina, to Governor Tryon, January 25th, 
1769. 

I Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council for 
Plantation Affairs, December 21st, 1769, referring to this 
Board for their consideration and report, copies of several 
papers relative to a Boundary Line proposed to be run 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



99 



1770. 

JAN. 3rd. 

APRIL 30th- 



MAY 



JULY 



NOV. 



DEC. 



1st 



18ih. 



7th 



Vide South 



7th 



2bi 



5th. 



between South Carolina and North Carolina 
Carolina Bundle O. 32. 

Extract of a Letter from Governor Tryon to the Earl 
of Hillsborough, dated North Carolina, January 1st, 1770, 
recommending persons to supply vacancies in the Coun- 
cil. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing that Martin 
Howard and Samuel Cornell, Esqrs., may be appointed 
members of the Council in North Carolina. 

Letter from Henry Eustace McCuUoh to the Earl of 
Hillsborough, dated July 18th, 1770, desiring leave to re- 
sign his seat as a member of the Council of North Caro- 
lina. 

Duplicate of Letters and papers from Governor Try- 
on to the Earl of Hillsborough, relative to publick pro- 
ceedings in the province of North Carolina from May 
28th, 1769, to July 2nd, 1770. 
• List of Patents for Land granted in December 1769. 

Ditto in April 1770. 

Ditto. 

Estimate of monies omitted since 1748. 

Account of money paid into the Treasury on the sink- 
ing funds, and burnt. 

Minutes of Council from November 4th, 1769, to 

April 9th, 1770. 

Ditto in Assembly from October 23rd to November 

6th, 1769. 

Journal of Assembly from October 23rd to Novem- 
ber Gth, 1769. 

Four Acts passed in November 1769. 

Report of Richard Jackson, Esq., dated November 
6th, 1770, on forty-eight Acts passed in the Province of 
North Carolina, in 1768. 

Mr. Jackson attends— also, Mr. Bridgen, a merchant 
of London, tradnig to North Carolina, and Mr. Strud- 
wick, one of the Council of the said Piovince, on the 



100 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1770. 
DEC. 5ih 

Cth 



7tli, 



12th. 



12th 



12th. 



14th, 



1771. 

JAN. 30th, 



APRIL lltli. 



subject of the Law, for establishing Superior Courts of 
Judicature, 6^c. 

Mr. Jackson attends on the subject of two North 
Carolina Laws, by ivhich Inspector's Notes and Recipes 
are made a legal tender in payment of Debts and tax- 
es. 

Mr. Jackson attends as also the Agent for North Caro- 
lina and Mr. Strudwick, one of the Council of the said 
Province on the subject of the Laws passed there in 1768, 
and 1769. 

Ordered that the Draft of a Commission and Instruc- 
tions be prepared for Josiah Martin, Esq., to be Gover- 
nor of North Carolina. 

Letter to the Governor of North Carolina on the sub- 
ject of several Laws passed there in 1768 and 1769. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing the disal- 
lowance of two Laws passed in North Carolina, in 1769, 
the one to encourage the Importatioji of British Cop- 
2) er half pence, ^•c; the other declaring certain Lotsiii 
the Town of Newbern taken up, ^-c. 

Representation to His Majesty with the Draft of a 
Commission for Josiah Martin, Esq., to be Governor of 
North Carolina. 

Representation to His Majesty, with the Draft of gen- 
eral Instructions, and of those relating to the observance 
of the Laws of Trade, for Josiah Martin, Esq., appointed 
Governor of North Carolina. 

Several Letters and papers touching the continuation 
of the Boundary Line between North Carolina and South 
Carolina considered. Also, a memorial of Mr. Garth, 
Agent for the province of South Carolina. 

Tlie Agents for both Provinces desired to attend the 
12th instant. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



101 



irri. 

APRIL 24th. 



26thJ 



MAY 



29tli, 



29th 



JUNE lOth. 



AUG. 



21st. 



22ncl. 



22utl 



Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council on 
tlie subject of the Boundary Line, between the Provinces 
of North Carolina and South Carolina. 

South Carolina entry E. fol. 443. 

Representation to His Majesty recommending Sir Na- 
thaniel Duckinfield Bart, and Marmaduke Jones, Esq., 
to .^0 of the Council of North Carolina. 

^)rder of the Lords of the Committee of Council for 
Plantation Affairs, dated May 25th, 1771, directing that 
this Board do prepare and lay before them a Draft of an 
additional Instruction to the Governors of North and 
South Carolina, for the settling of a final Boundary be- 
tween those provinces, conformable to the Report of this 
Board, of the 24th April last. 

Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 
with the draft of an additional Instruction to the Gover- 
nor of North Carolina, conformable to the directions of 
the foregoing order. 

Order of His Majesty in Council of the 14th instant, 
referring to this Board for their consideration, and report, 
to the Lords of the Committee of Council thereupon, a 
Petition of sundry persons, inhabitants of the Isle of Sky, 
setting forth their having taken a Resolution to embark 
with their Families in order to settle in North Carolina, 
and therefore praying a grant of 40,000 acres of Land. 

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Council 
upon the Petition referred by the foregoing order. 

Duplicates of Letters and papers from Wm. Tryon, 
Esq., Governor of North Carolina, to the Earl of Hills- 
borough relative to publick Proceedings in that provincGj 
from October 7th, 1770, to March 11th, 1771. 

Account of Fees received by the Governor of North 
Carolina on each particular instrument signed by him. 

Minutes of Council on the 12th May 1770. 

Ditto from November 19th 1770, to February 7th 
1771. 



102 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1771. 

AUG. 22nd. 



DEC. 



12th. 



12tli. 



12th. 



12th) 



Ditto of Council in Assembly from December 5th, 
1770, to January 26th, 1771. 

Journal of Assembly, for the same time. 

Forty-one Acts passed in the session begun December 
5th, 1770. 

List of Patents, 

Copy of a Bill for the more easy a^M certain collec- 
tion of His Majesty's Q,uit Rents. 

Duplicate Letter No : 68, from Governor Tryon to the 
Earl ol Hillsborough, March 12th, 1771, containing re- 
marks on Laws lately passed in North Carolina. 

Duplicate of Letter No : 69, from Governor Tryon to 
the Earl of Hillsborough, March the 13th, 1771, relative 
to the proposal of a tonnage Act for the supply of powder 
and lead ; Indian complaints ; and recruits. 

Ditto No : 70, from Governor Tryon to the Earl of 
Hillsborough, April 12th, 1771, relative to proceedings 
against the regulators. 

Deposition of Waighstill Avery respecting the regu- 
lators, March the 8th, 1771. 

Copy of the presentment of the Grand Jury of the 
District of Newbern, March 15th, 1771. 

Copy of a Letter from Messrs. Frohock and Martin, 
to Governor Tryon, March 18th, 1771, relative to the 
regulators. 

Copy of a Letter from Governor Tryon to Messrs. Fro- 
hock and Martin, April 5th, 1771. 

Copy of Governor Tryon's Letter to the command- 
ing Officers of several Regiments of Militia, March 19th, 
1771. 

Duplicate of Letter, No : 71, from Governor Tryon 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, April 13th, 1771, transmit- 
ting; 

Blinutes of Council from February 13th to March 
19lh, 1771. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



lo:? 



Duplicate Letter from Governor Tryon to the Earl of 
Hillsborough, May 18th, 1771, relative to the victory ob- 
tained by the Governor over the regulators. 

Ditto No: 72, dated May 18th, 1771, with a Post- 
script respecting General Waddell's retreat. 

Letter from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Hills- 
borough, June 29lh, 1771, relative to his design of repair- 



177L 

DEC. I2th, 



12th. 



12th, 



12th. 



12th 



18th. 



1772. 

FEB. 17th, 



19th, 



21st 



ins: to the Government of New York. 

Duplicate Letter No : 1, from Mr. Hasell Commander 
in Chief of North Carolina, to the Earl of Hillsborough, 
July 4th, 1771, relative to His entering on the adminis- 
tration of Government— and the submission of the regula- 
tors. 

Duplicate Letter No: 1, from Governor Martin to 
the Earl of Hillsborough, dated August 15th, 1771, relative 
to his arrival in North Carolina; emission of paper Bills ; 
Council ; State Oaths ; Insurgents ; and Quit Rent Bill. 

Abstract of Patents for liands granted in His Majes- 
ty's part of the Province of North Carolina. 

Duplicate of a liCtter No : 2, from Governor Martin, 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated September 4th, 1771, 
relative to the prorogation of the Assembly ; and the un- 
healthiness of the climate. 

Report of Richard Jackson, Esq., dated February 
14th, 1772, on forty-four Acts passed in North Carolina, 
in December 1770, and January 1771. 

The said Acts to be taken into consideration on the 
26th instant, and Mr. .Tackson desired to attend. 

Letter from the Secretary to the Post Master General 
transmitting a copy of the Act for encouraging and sup- 
porting the establishment of a Post Office in North Caro- 
lina, for his sentiments thereupon. 

Letter from Governor Tryon to the Board, dated June 
29th, 1771, in answer to one from their Lordships of the 
12th of December 1770, on the subject of several Laws 
passed in North Carolina. 



104 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1772. 

FEB. 2Gth. 



Representation to His Majesty upon four Acts passed 
in North Carolina, in January 1771. 



MARCH 25tii. Letter from His Majesty's Post Master General to the 
Board, dated March 4th, 1772, in answer to one from Mr. 
Pownall on an Act passed in North Carolina to encour- 
age and suppori the establishment of a Post Office in 
that Province. 



APRIL 13th 
MAY 7th 



12th 



do 



Representation to His Majeety, proposing the disal- 
lowance of the Post Office Act. 

Order of the King in Council, dated 22nd April 1772, 
])ermitting an Act passed in North Carolina, in January 
1771, for preventing tumults, t^'c, to expire by its own 
limitation ; and directing the draught of an additional 
Instruction to the Governor of North Carolina to recom- 
mend to the Legislature there, in case they shall enact a 
new Law for the general purposes of the Act, to pass it 
with an exception as to a clause extending the penal Laws 
against rioters. 

Order of the King in Council, dated May 6th 1772, 
disallowing an Act passed in North Carolina, in January 
1771, to encourage and support the establishment of a 
Post Office in that Province ; and directing this Board 
to prepare the Draught of an additional Instruction to 
the Governor, to recommend to the Assembly to pass 
another Act for the general uses of the formei ; free from 
certain objections stated by llie Postmaster General in his 
Letter to this Board. 

Representation to His Majesty, with the Draught of 
an additional Instruction to the Governor of North Caro- 
lina, conformable to the said order. 

Representation to His Majesty with the Draught of 
an additional Instruction to the Governor of North Caro- 
lina, respecting the Act passed in that colony, for sup- 
pressing tumults and riots. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



105 



1772. 



15th. 



JULY 



do 



do 



Duplicate of a Letter No : 75, 



from Governor Tryoii 
;Otli, 1771, trans- 



do 



29th. 



to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated June 
mitting, 

Copy of rules of precedency compared and adjusted 
from the several Acts and Statutes made and provided 
tor the settlement of the precedency of men and women 
in England, by Joseph Edmonson Mowbray Herald. 

Copy of a minute of Council June 29th, 1771, on 
precedency. 

Duplicate of a Letter, No : 76, from Governor Try- 
on to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated June 30th, 1771, 
transmitting 

Lists of the Patents granted at the Court of claims 
held at Newborn in April 1771. 

Minutes of Council from April 5th to June 2Sth 1771. 

Minute of Council, June 29th 1771. 

Duplicate of a Letter, No : 3, from Governor Martin, 

to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated September 30th, 1771, 

relative to a Spanish Snow that put into Cape Lookout 

Bay in great distress. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 4, from Governor Martin, 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated October ISth, 1771, 
relative to the persons lately concerned in rebellion m 
that Province, and to the present temper of the inhabit- 
ants. 

Copy of six Proclamations issued by Governor Try- 
on, after his action whh the insurgents. 

Names of six criminals respited and recommended 
for His Majesty's pardon. 

Duplicate of a Letter No: 5, from Governor Ma^-tui 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated October 25th, 1771, 
relative to a dispute between some Spaniards, who had 
irregularly landed in North Carolina, and the Master of 
a Brigantine bound to Cadiz. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : G, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated November 10th, 1771; 

14 



106 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1772. 

JULY 29th. 



relative to a Boundary Line between North and South 
CaroUna; Earl Granville's part of North Carolina; and 
the services of Mr. Hasell, President of the Council. 

Ditto No : 7, dated December 12th, 1771, relative to 
making provision for the Militia forces employed in sup- 
pressing the late insurrection ; Paper Bills ; the pardon 
of some delinquents ; the detention of a vessel and its 
crew at La vera Cruz ; and the Catawba Indians. 

Copy of the Governor's speech to the Council and 
Assembly. 

Copy of address of the Upper House, to the Gover- 
nor. 

Copy of the Governor's answer to the Council. 

Copy of address of the House of Assembly to the 
Governor. 

Copy of the Governor's answer. 

Copy of a message from, the House of Assembly, to 
the Governor, for pardoning the Out Laws. 

Copy of the Governor's answer to the Assembly's ad- 
dress for pardoning Out Laws. 

Copy of a message from tiie House of Assembly to 
the Governor, respecting Colonel Simpson's vessel called 
the John and Elizabeth, detained at La Vera Cruz. 

Papers relating to Colonel Simpson's vessel. 

List of persons concerned in destroying General 
Waddell's ammunition. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 8, from Governor Martui 
to the Earl of Hiilsboroui'li, dated December 20th 1771, 
relfitive to his having dissolved the Assembly; some 
Laws lately passed ; the Boundary Line between North 
and South Carolina ; and the number of persons who 
after the action with the insurgents, have taken the oaths 
to Government. 

Copy of a message from the House of Assembly, re- 
specting the Boundary Lm;.-. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



107 



1772, 

JULY 29th. 



4o 



Duplicate of a Letter No : 9, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated 30th January 1772, 
relative to an unwarrantable attempt made by the late 
assembly to discontinue a Tax of i/ per Poll, and a du- 
ty of 4d per gallon, on Rum, Wines, (fcc. 

Copy of a Proclamation, dated January 29th, 1772, 
requiring the collection of a Tax and duty. 

Copy of the Sheriffs' advertisement relative to the 
Tax for the County of Craven. 

Duplicate of a Letter, No : 10, from Governor Mar- 
tin to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated 1st of March 1772, 
containing remarks on T^aws lately passed by him, and 
some tiiat he rejected ; the reasons of not sending List of 
taxables, and number of negroes imported ; and the arri- 
val of settlers from the Scottish Islands. 

Ditto No : li, dated March 7th, 1772, relative to Mr. 
Strudwick, Deputy Secretary of the Province of North 
Carolina, and to the office of Clerk of the Pleas. 

Duplicate of a Letter Nov 12, dated March 7th 1772, 
relative to the collection of Q,nit Rents ; the expediency 
of purchasing the propriety of Earl Granville ; the issu- 
ing of Writs for a new Assembly ; and the departure 
from the Province of Don Miguel D' Armida, and ten 
other Spaniards. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 13, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated Sth March 1772, rela- 
tive to the insolence of Hunter an Outlaw ; exports of 
the Province; a manufactory of Pot and Pearl Ashes; 
His Majesty's thanks to the Troops, that acted against the 
insurgents; and Ordnance Stores. 

Copy of a Letter from Governor Martin to the Earl of 
Rockford, February ISth, 1772, relative to the King's ap- 
probation of the conduct of Governor Tryon, and the 
bravery of the provincial forces. 

Copy of the Captaui of Fort Johnston's Return of Of- 
ficers and men. 



108 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1772. 

JULY 29th. 



DEC. 



10th. 



DEC. 



Captain of Fort Johnston's return of artillery and 
Stores. 

Copy of the Captain of Fort Johnston's Return of 
Artillery and Stores — arms and accoutrements. 

Minutes of Council from August 12th 1771, to Jan- 
uary 25th 1772. 

Journal of the Upper House of Assembly, from No- 
vember 19th to December 23rd, 1771. 

Journal of the House of Assembly for the same time. 

Twenty-three Acts passed in December 1771. 

Duplicate Letter No: 14, from Governor Martin to 
the Earl of Hillsborough, dated 12th April 1772, relative 
to paper Bills of Credit ; — Rioters ; — County Court 
Clerks ; — negroes imported ; — charter of Campbell town ; 
— Boundary Line ; — Court of Chancery ; — meeting of 
Assembly ; — state of Newbern, and the School House 
there. 

Duplicate Letter, No : 15, from Governor Martin to 
the Earl of Hillsborough, dated 18th May 1772, relative 
to mourning for the Princess Dowager of Wales ; — and 
to Laws respecting the attachment of the goods of per- 
sons, not resident in the Province. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council, dated June 
28th, 17G9, directing that Alexander McColloh, shall not 
be liable to pay the Quit Rents for a certain Tract of 
Land surrendered by him, and that a Bond entered into 
by him be cancelled and delivered up. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council, dated De- 
cember 19th, 1770, approving the draught of a commis- 
sion for Josiah Martin, Esq., to be Governor of North 
Carolina. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council, dated Feb- 
ruary Gth, 1771, approving the Draughts of general In- 
structions, and of those for the observance of the Laws 
of Trade, for Josiah Martin, Esq., Governor of North 
CaTOlina. 



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109 



1772. 



21st. 



do 



do 



do 



do 



do 



do 



Copy of an order of the King in Council, dated May 
1st, 1771, constituting Nathaniel Duckinfield, Bart., and 
Mannaduke Jones, Esq., members of His Majesty's Coun- 
cil in North Carolina. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council; dated May 
4th, 1771, constituting Martin Howard and Samuel Cor- 
nell, Esquires, members of His Majesty's Council for 
North Carolina. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council, dated June 
7th, 1771, approving Draughts of additional Instructions 
to the Governors of North Carolina and South Carolina, 
to appoint commissioners for settling the Boundary Line 
between the two Provinces. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council, dated June 
7th, 1771, disallowing two Acts passed in December 
1768, to encourage the imiJortation of British Copper 
halfpence^ ^'c, and for declaring certain Lots in the 
Town of Neiobern taken iip by the Trustees for pro- 
moting the Public School, ^'c. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council, dated May 
6th 1772, disallowing an Act passed in North Carolina, 
in January 1771, to encourage and support the estab- 
lishment of a Post Office. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council, dated May 
15th, 1772, approving the Draught of an additional In- 
struction to the Governor of North Carolina relative to 
the passing of an Act to prevent tumidts and riotous 
assemblies. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council, dated May 
15th, 1772, approving the Draught of an additional In- 
struction to the Governor of North Carolina to recom- 
mend the passing of a new Act for the encouragement 
of a Post Office. 

Copy of an order of the King in Council, dated June 
17th, 1772. dismissing the petition of James and Norman 
Macdonald, praying for a grant of forty thousand acres 



110 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1772. 

DEC. 21st. 



1773. 

MARCH 8ih. 



llth. 



ll;h. 



APRIL 22nd, 



29th 



29th. 



of Land in the Province of North Carolina to themselves 
and associates. 

Copy ot an order of the King in Council, dated April 
22nd, 1772, disallowing three Acts passed in North Caro- 
lina, in January 1771, for founding Queens College in 
the Town of Charlotte ; — for authorizing presbyterian 
Ministers to solemnize the rites of Matrimony, &c ;— and 
to encourage the settlement of the Province. 

Report of Richard Jackson, Esq., dated November 
25th, 1772, on twenty-three Acts passed in the province 
of North Carolina, in December 1771. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing the disal- 
lowance of an Act passed in North Carolina, in Decem- 
ber 1771, relative to Queeti's College in Charlotte toion. 

Letter to Governor Martin on several Laws passed 
by him, in December 1771, and in particular upon an 
Act to indemnifij such -persons as have acted in defence 
of Government. 

Letter from Josiah Martin, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated October 25th, 1772, in an- 
swer to one from their Lordships, respecting a clause pro- 
posed to be inserted in all future Drafts of Commissions 
to Governors, with regard to the care and custody of 
Idiots and Lunatics. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : IG, from Governor Martin 
10 the Earl of Hillsborough, dated June 5th, 1772, rela- 
tive to business done in the Court of Chancery ; Patents; 
Boundary Line between North and South Carolina ; — 
and the suspension of Mr, Malcolm Controller of the 
customs for the port of Currituck. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 19, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated August 29th, 1772, 
relative to the disallowance of three Acts ; the embargo 
he has laid on wheat, &c.; the small number of Council- 
lors that attend ; — and his regard to his Instructions re- 
specting Trade, 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



Ill 



1773. 

APRIL 29th. 



19ili, 



29th 



29 th. 



Ditto of No : 20, from Governor Martin to the Earl 
of Hillsborough, dated August 30th, 1772, relative to the 
character of the Moravians; the causes of the late dis- 
orders in the province ; — the temper of the persons lately- 
concerned in them ; and the difference of opinion be- 
tween him and the Chief Justice with regard to the assis- 
tance to be given to the Governor in matters of Law, by 
the Chief Justice. 

Copy of tlie answer of M. Moore, Esq., one of the 
associate Justices, to the Governor's questions respecting 
the Insurgents, dated August 24th 1772. 

Copy of the answer of Richard Henderson, Esq., one 
of the associate Justices, to the Governor's questions re- 
specting the Insurgents, August 24th, 1772. 

Copy of the answer of Chief Justice Howard, to the 
Governor's Questions respecting the Insurgents, August 
24th, 1772. 

Copy of the answer of Thomas McGuire, Esq., At- 
torney General of North Carolina; the Governor's ques- 
tions respecting the Insurgents, August 29th 1772. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 21, from Governor Mar- 
tin to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated September 5th, 
1772, relative to dissolving the Assembly ; — six criminals 
pardoned : — Salt brought in a vessel bound from Portu- 
gal to New York ; —Laws of the late proprietary Gov- 
ernment ; — Attornies ; and presbyterians being excluded 
from vestries. 

Ditto No : 22, from Governor Martin to the Earl of 
Hillsborough, dated October 1772, relative to County 
Clerks; — the Court of Chancery; — granting Charters to 
Towns ; — importation of Foreign Salt ; — state of the 
Countries through which he went ; — treatment of Mr. 
Simpson's vessel at La Vera Cruz ; — collection of Quit 
Rents ;— and His Majesty's beneficence to Benjamin 
Merril and Robert Matear. 



112 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1773. 

APRIL 29th. 
29th 



OCT. 



DEC- 



29th 
26th. 



26th, 



29lh. 



20th5 
20th 



Depositions respecting the seizure and detention of 
Mr. Simpson's vessel at La Vera Cruz. 

Duplicate of a Letter, No : 1, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, November 28th, 1772, relative 
to the causes of the late disorders; — expediency of pur- 
chasing Earl Granville's proprietary ; — the office of Clerk 
of the pleas ; — Mr. Strudvvick's character ; — Chief Jus- 
tice Howard ; — Mr. Simpson's vessel ; — and proposing 
persons to be of the Council for North Carolina. 

Minutes of Council from April 1st to May 2Gth, 1772. 

Report of Richard Jackson, Esq., dated 1 5th July 
1773, upon an Act passed in North Carolina, in March 
last, with a suspending clause, /or establishing superior 
and inferior Courts of Judicattire witliin that Province^ 
and stating several material objections to the said Act. 

The Earl of Dartmouth communicated to the Board, 
a Letter he had written in July last, to the Governor of 
that Colony, signifying His Hajesty's disapprobation of 
the said Act, and containing Instructions to obtain another 
Court Act, &c. 

Agreed that the present Law should lie by until it was 
seen what effect Lord Dartmouth's Letter would have. 

Letter from Josiah Martin, Esq., Governor of North 
Carolina, to the Board, dated July 1st, 1773, in answer 
to a Letter from their Lordships of 11th March last, and 
respecting some Laws passed in that province. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 2, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth^ December 16th, 1772, relative 
to the Table of Fees ; — the culture of Rice and Indigo ; — 
the arrival of a great number of persons from the Scot- 
tish Islands ; — the good effects of the late Governor's pro- 
ceedings against the rioters ; — and the reason of his pro- 
roguing the Assembly to the 18th January. 

List of Officers Fees in North Carolina. 

Duplicate of a Letter, No : 3, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, February 2Gth, 1773, relative 



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113 



1773. 

DEC. 20th. 
20th. 



20th 



20tb. 



20tli 



20tli 



20th 



to His rejection of a Bill for attaching the Goods of per- 
sons not resident in North CaroUna. 

Copies of the Governor's speech to the Council and 
Assembly ; of their addresses to him ; and his answers. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 4, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, March 12th 1773, relative to 
his rejecting seventeen Bills ; — the refusal of the Assem- 
bly to act without a majority of their House ; — and their 
willingness to have an Act passed with a clause for at- 
taching the Goods of persons not resident in the Pro- 
vince. 

Copies of the Governor's two messages to the Speak- 
er of the Assembly, and of his answers. 

Copy of the Governor's speech at the Prorogation of 
the Assembly, March 6th, 1773. 

An estimate of the expense of the Upper House o^' 
Assembly held at Newbern the 25th January 1773. 

Estimate of expences incurred at an Assembly begun 
and held at Newbern the 25th January 1773. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 5, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated March 30th, 1773, rela- 
tive to the circumstances which attended Mr. John Ber- 
guin's loss of his office of Clerk of the Upper House of 
Assembly, and the measure he has taken to recover it. 

Ditto No: 6, dated March 31st 1773, relative to the 
power of Governors over Custom House Officers ; — Acts 
respecting the establishment of Courts of Justice ;— an 
embargo laid on provisions ; — the quorum of the Coun- 
cil ; — an Act of pardon ; — the Chief Justice ; — Presby- 
terians admitted to vestries ; — and a petition of several of 
them for authorizing their Minister to solemnize Mar- 
riages. 

Copy of a petition of several inhabitants of Rowan 
County, to the Governor, relative to Presbyterian Minis- 
ters, 

15 



114 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1773. 

DEC. 20th. 



20th, 



20ih. 



20th 



20ih 



20th 



20th. 



Duplicate of a Letter No : 7, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, April 6th, 1773, relative to the 
Court Act lately passed in North Carolina ; and the doc- 
trine of attaching the Lands and Goods of persons, who 
have never resided in the province. 

Ditto No : 8, dated April 20th, 1773, relative to a Bill 
for erecting a Chapel in Currituck County ; the petition 
of the inhabitants of Beaufort to send a member to the 
Assembly ; — a Bill for erecting a County ; and the Boun- 
dary Line between North and South Carolina. 

Copy of a Petition of the Freeholders and inhabitants 
of the Town of Beaufort, to the Governor, dated March 
17th, 1773, praying that a Writ may be issued for their 
electing a Representative in the Assembly. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 9, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated May 20th, 1773, relative 
to the Queen's safe delivery of a Prince ; — the propriety 
of his being appointed Agent to Earl Granville; the 
plantations in the Southern parts of the province ; re- 
commending Mr. Willis Jones to be of the Council ; — 
and respecting the number of warrants for Land issued 
at the late Court of claims. 

Ditto No: 10, dated May 27th, 1773, relative to the 
improvement of the King's Revenue in North Carolina, 
and allowing out of it salaries to the members of the 
Council. 

Duplicate of a Letter, No : 11, from Governor Mar- 
tin to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated May 30th, 1773, con- 
taining observations on the Acts passed in North Caroli- 
na in the last Session of the Assembly ; and on the Bills 
he rejected. 

Ditto No : 12, dated July 1st, 1773, on an Act passed 
in December 1771, disapproved by the King ; — His Majes- 
ty's order prohibiting Governors granting Lands till His 
pleasure be further signified ; — and the fertility of the 
North East Counties of North Carolina, 



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115 



1773. 

DEC. 20th. 



;.;Oth 



1774. 

FEB. 21st. 



MARCH 17th, 



3l8t. 



OCT. 



25th 



Ditto No: 13, dated July 18th, 1773, relative to the 
more effectual collecting the Quit Rents in North Caroli- 
na, transmitting the Draft of a Bill for that purpose ;— 
the appointing a constant Court of Exchequer ; and the 
propriety of constituting Mr. Hasell, (President of the 
Council,) the Chief Judge of that Court. 

Copy of the Quit Kent Bill. 

Ditto No : 14, dated July 19th, 1773, on a rejected 
Bill respecting the Court Act ;— other rejected Bills ; — 
his strict adherence to the King's Instructions ;— and the 
case of an appeal proposed to be made from a decree of 
the Court of Chancery. 

Journal of the Council in Assembly from January 
25th to March 6th, 1773. 

Journal of Assembly for the same time. 

Copies of the Laws rejected in January Session 1773. 

Thirty-four Laws passed in March 1773. 

Copies ot 17 Laws rejected by the Governor. 

Minutes of Council from August 22nd, 1772, to May 
24th, 1773. 

Representation to His Majesty recormnending Thom- 
as McGnire and Willie Jones, Esqrs., to be appointed of 
the Council of North Carolina, in the room of Marma- 
duke Jones, Esq., and Sir Nathaniel Duckenfield who 
have resigned. 

Report of Richard Jackson, Esq., dated 19th of Feb- 
ruary 1774, on thirty-four Acts passed in North Caroli- 
na in January 1773. 

Representation to His Majesty, proposing the disallow- 
ance of five Laws passed in the province of North Caroli- 
na in January 1773. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 18, from Josiah Martin, 
Esq., Governor of North Carolina, to the Earl of Dart- 
mouth, dated December IGth, 1773, relative to the pro- 
ceedings of the Assembly, which have been disrespectful 
to Government. 



116 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1774. 

OCT. 25th. 



Duplicate of a Letter No : 19, from Governor Martin ] 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated December 24th, 1773, 
relative to the conduct of the Assembly in refusing to 
frame proper Laws for constituting Courts of Justice, the 
regulations proposed by his Lordship with respect to pro- 
ceeding by attachment ;— and a resolve of the Assembly 
for addressing Governor Tryon to forward a petition to 
the King on that subject. 

Copy of the Governor's speech to the Council and 
Assembly on the 21st of December 1773. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 20, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated January 13th, 1774, 
relative to Bills for establishing Courts— proceedings by 
attachments— paper currency— charter desired by the 
Town of Wilmington ;— efiect of the King's order tor- 
bidding the making of Grants of Land— on the Gover- 
nor's Revenue— Chief Justice Howard's memorial— and 
the representations made in publick papers to inflame the 
minds of the people. 

Cape Fear Mercury, Wednesday 29th 1773, No ; 204. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 25, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated July 13th, 1774, con- 
taining remarks on the Laws passed in the late Session 
of Assembly. 

Copy of a Bill for dividing this province, and for es- 
tablishing a Superior Court of Justice in each of the 
said Districts. 

Copy of a Bill for establishing inferior Courts of 
Pleas and (Quarter Sessions in the several Countries of 
this province, and for regulating the proceedings therein. 

Copy of a Charter for the Borough of Wilmington, 
with the Petition of the Freeholders, and their surrender 
of the said Charter. 

Minutes of Council from June 2Sth to December 
22nd, 1773. 



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117 



1774. 



OCT. 



25th. 



Journal of Council in Assembly from December 4th 
to the 21st, 1773. 

Journal of the Assembly for the same time. 

Copy of the Governor's message to the Council and 
Assembly. 

Journal of Council in Assembly from the 2nd to the 
25th of March 1774. 

Journal of Assembly for the same time. 

Thirty-two Acts passed in March 1774. 

Estimate of the expence of the Upper House of As- 
sembly at Newbern, December 1773. 

Estimate of the expence of the L'pper House of As- 
sembly at Newbern, March 1774. 

Ditto March 2nd, 1774. 

Duplicate of a Letter No: 21, from Josiah Martin, 
Esq., to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated January 28th, 
1774, relative to the Law of attachments — emigrants set- 
tling on Crown Lands — sentiments of the Council with 
regard to Laws for establishing Courts of Justice ; — the 
inadequate Salary of the Chief Justice — the refusal of the 
Assembly to admit the member for the town of Tar- 
borough ; and his reason for not issuing a writ of elec- 
tion to the town of Beaufort. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 22, from Josiah Martin, 
Esq., Governor of North Carolina, to the Earl of Dart- 
mouth, dated April 2nd, 1774, relative to the different 
sentiments of the people with regard to the last assembly ; 
its dangerous resolves with respect to paper Bills of cred- 
it ; his reasons for dissolving the Assembly ; the personal 
slight to himself being done away ; his reasons for re- 
fusing to assent to a Bill for establishing Superior 
Courts ; expediency of one uniform plan of attachment 
in all the Colonies ; — and remarks on the Acts for estab- 
lishing inferior Courts, and Courts of Oyer and Termin- 
er. 



118 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1774. 

OCT. 25th 



1775. 

MAY 8th, 



Copy of an Act for dividing the province into six 
several Districts and for establishing a Superior Court of 
Justice in each of tlie said Districts. 

Duplicate of a Letter No: 23, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated April 6th, 1774, repre- 
senting the unwarrantable conduct ot some of the mem- 
bers of the Council in advising him to pass the Bill for 
establishing Superior Courts; and their characters; — 
and proposing in case the King shall remove them, sev- 
eral gentlemen to supply the vacancies. 

Copy of the Council's reasons for passing the late Su- 
perior Court Bill. 

Duplicate of a Letter No : 24, from Governor Martin 
to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated May 5th, 1774, relative 
to the Instructions for the future disposal of the King's 
Lands; — the loss sustained by the Governor thereby ; — 
a new Q,uit Rent Bill ; — the expediency of confirming a 
Quit Rent Act of 1754, and of increasing the Chief Jus- 
tice's salary ; — the supporting of the Governor of Fort 
Johnston, out of the Revenue of duit Rents ; respiting 
criminals in cases of Murder ; — and his suspension of 
two officers of the Customs from their offices. 

Copy of Mr. Jones's remarks on the Quit Rent Law 
passed in 1754. 

Copy of an Act for securing the payment of Quit 
Rents due to His Majesty and Earl Granville for quieting 
the Freeholders in the possession of their Lands and for 
other purposes — passed in 1754. 

Copy of some further clauses to be added to the 
Draught of a Quit Rent Law. 

Memorial of Thomas Barker and Alexander Elmsly, 
on behalf of the Assembly of North Carolina, pray- 
ing that certain alterations may be made in the Laws 
of that province with regard to attachments. County 
Courts and Fees, and submitting to the consideration of 
the Board the Draught of a Bill for establishing a Supe- 



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119 



/ i>. 



81I1 



tlo 



11 til 



llth 



18th, 



21st, 



rior Court, which the Assembly desire the Governor may 
be instructed to pass into a Law. 

Draught of the Bill above mentioned. 

Letter from Mr. Pownall to Richard Jackson, Esq., 
inclosing a copy of the ioregoing Memorial, and also a 
copy of the Bill therein mentioned, for his opinion there- 
upon, and acquainting him, that the Board have appoint- 
ed the ISth inst., for taking this matter into further con- 
sideration. 

Ordered that Messrs. Barker and Elmsly should have 
notice to attend the 18th inst. 

Representation to His Majesty recommending Wil- 
liam Palmer, Esq., to be appointed of the Council of 
North Carolina, in the room of Robert Palmer, Esq., 
who has desired leave to resign. 

Letter from Robert Palmer, Esq., to the Secretary, 
dated May 10th, 1775, desiring permission to resign his 
seat, as one of the Council of North Carolina. 

Report of Richard Jackson, Esq., dated 18th May 
1775, upon those parts of the memorial of Messrs. Bar- 
ker and Elmsly, agents for the Assembly of North Caro- 
lina, which relate to attachments and to the extension of 
the Jurisdiction of the inferior County Courts. 

Mr. Jackson attends thereupon. 

Resolutions of the Board in respect to attachments 
and the Jurisdiction of the Inferior County Courts. 

Lord Dartmouth was requested to lay the said Reso 
lutions before His Majesty. 

Report of Richard Jackson, Esq., dated February 3rd 
1775, on thirty two Acts passed in North Carolina, in 
March 1774. 

Letter from Governor Martin, to the Board, dated 
March 24th, 1775, containing an account of the state of 
His Majesty's Council for North Carolina, and recom 
mending persons fit to supply vacancies at that Board. 



120 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



1775. 

NOV. 21st. 



1776. 
1777. 

SEPT. 19th 

From 

1778 
to 

1782. 



List of His Majesty's Council for the Province of 
North Carolina. 

Duplicate Letters No : 21, 22, 23, 24, from Josiah 
Martin, Esq., Governor of North Carolina, to the Earl of 
Dartmouth. 

Minutes of Council from March 8th to the 26th 1774. 

Ditto from April 20th to Augus' 25th 1774. 

Ditto from October 8th, 1774, to April 24th 1775. 

Journals of Assembly from April 4th to the 8th 1775. 

List of patents granted at July Court of Claims, 1774. 

Ditto in February and March 1775. 

Copy of a Bill entitled an Act for the more regular 
and effectual payment of the auit Rents due and owing 
in the province of North Carolina, &c., 

Nil. 

Minutes of Council in Assembly from April 4th to 

the 8th 1775. 



Nil. 



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